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Orthopade. 2019 Jan;48(1):92-95. doi: 10.1007/s00132-018-03665-7.

[Therapy-resistant coccygodynia should no longer be considered a myth : The surgical approach].

[Article in German]

Author information

1
Orthopädische Klinik für die Universität Regensburg, Asklepios Klinikum Bad Abbach, Kaiser-Karl-V-Allee 3, 93077, Bad Abbach, Deutschland. achim.benditz@ukr.de.
2
Orthopädische Klinik für die Universität Regensburg, Asklepios Klinikum Bad Abbach, Kaiser-Karl-V-Allee 3, 93077, Bad Abbach, Deutschland.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Coccygodynia is still often considered a mystery, and many patients are not taken seriously with their problems and pain.

CASE:

A 51-year-old thin lady presented at our clinic with lifelong, persistent low back pain. The clinical examination indicated suspicion of coccygodynia. A functional X‑ray revealed a hypermobile os coccygeum with dorsal tilt. After a total coccygectomy via a y-shaped approach, she was completely pain free at the 12 months follow-up examination. No surgical site infection occurred in this period.

KEYWORDS:

Coccyx; Lumbago; Os coccygis; Pain; Spine

PMID:
30535765
DOI:
10.1007/s00132-018-03665-7

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