Dislocation of the coccyx: a case report.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
The Bone & Joint Journal (Impact Factor: 3.31). 10/1995; 77(5):831-2.
Source: PubMed
Download full-text


Available from: Jan Verhaar,
29 Reads
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: In children, pelvic fractures are not common, and therefore, sacral fractures are a rare occurrence. Sacral fractures are often associated with neurologic deficit. Using radiographs alone may not be adequate to diagnose sacral fractures, and computed tomography scanning and/or magnetic resonance imaging may be needed. Treatment of the sacral fracture is often controversial and can range from nonoperative management to surgical intervention. This article presents a case report of completely displaced S-1/S-2 growth plate fracture. It also describes our diagnostic and treatment approach based on similar previously reported cases.
    Journal of orthopaedic trauma 01/2009; 23(10):734-8. DOI:10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181a23d8b · 1.80 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Although there are numerous aetiologies for coccygodynia described in the medical literature, precoccygeal epidermal inclusion cyst presenting as a coccygodynia has not been reported. We report a 30-year-old woman with intractable coccygodynia. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a circumscribed precoccygeal cystic lesion. The removed cyst was pearly-white in appearance and contained cheesy material. Histological evaluation established the diagnosis of epidermal inclusion cyst with mild nonspecific inflammation. The patient became asymptomatic and remained so at two years follow-up. This report suggests that precoccygeal epidermal inclusion cyst should be considered as one of the differential diagnosis of coccygodynia. Our experience suggests that patients with intractable coccygodynia should have a magnetic resonance imaging to rule out treatable causes of coccygodynia.
    Singapore medical journal 09/2008; 49(8):e212-4. · 0.60 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Coccydynia is a painful disorder characterised by coccygeal pain which is typically exaggerated by pressure. It remains an unsolved mystery because of the perceived unpredictability of the origin of the pain, some psychological traits that may be associated with the disorder, the presence of diverse treatment options, and varied outcomes. A more detailed classification based on the aetiology and pathoanatomy of coccydynia helps to identify patients who may benefit from conservative and surgical management. This review focuses on the pathoanatomy, aetiology, clinical features, radiology, treatment and outcome of coccydynia.
    The Bone & Joint Journal 12/2010; 92(12):1622-7. DOI:10.1302/0301-620X.92B12.25486 · 3.31 Impact Factor
Show more