Coccygodynia Review




Senthil T, MD, Traumatology Fellow1; B. E. Fisher, MD, Research Fellow1; and C. S. Roberts, MD, MBA, Professor, Orthopaedic Surgeon1

1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 210 E. Gray Street, Suite 1003, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – British Volume, Vol 92-B, Issue 12, 1622-1627.

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.


  1. admin says

    Congratulations to our Spine Section Editor, Senthilnathan T for publishing this review article

  2. Senthil says

    thanks Hitesh

  3. Senthil T. Nathan says

    The article discuss about the etiology, path-anatomy, classification,radiology and treatment options. We have included a classification to identify patients who will benefit from surgery and who dont. We thought the real dilemma in treating patients with coccydynia is to identify patients who require surgical and who don’t. We have included new classifications based on the etiology and the another one based on the morphology of the coccyx. The manuscript will give the reader an overview and a clear understanding about the various facets of coccydynia.

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