Coccygodynia: Treatment

Michael L. Ramsey, John S. Toohey, Arvo Neidre, Lynn J. Stromberg, David A. Roberts

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This article presents a retrospective review of the treatment of coccygodynia. The past 5 years of conservative treatment for coccygodynia were reviewed, including local injection. The results were evaluated. Retrospectively, the past 20 years of surgical treatment for coccygodynia were reviewed and the clinical results were evaluated. Twenty-four patients were treated with local injection and 15 patients were treated with coccygectomy. Local injection was successful in 78% of patients. Coccygectomy was successful in 87% of patients. The results of conservative treatment with local injection for coccygodynia appear to be successful. However, no other historical literature exists to compare these results. The results of coccygectomy for coccygodynia were also highly successful, and the success rate compares favorably to previous historical data in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-405
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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