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J Orthop Trauma. 2004 Jul;18(6):388-9.

Joystick reduction and percutaneous pinning for an acutely anteriorly dislocated coccyx: a case report.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Daejon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon, South Korea. weonkim@kornet.net

Abstract

A sacrococcygeal dislocation is a rare occurrence, and the treatment options vary. Initial treatment is nonoperative, consisting of a manual reduction with a gloved finger and local rest. Acute operative treatment of a failed closed reduction is unusual. We report a case of an acute irreducible anteriorly dislocated coccyx successfully treated with a minimally invasive technique: joystick reduction and Steinman pin fixation.

PMID:
15213506
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