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Is there any treatment for fracture of coccyx bone?

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Is there any treatment if you hit your coxis bone and chip a bone?
Posted Fri, 9 Aug 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 20 minutes later
Dear madam,

Thank you for posting your query on XXXXXXX

Well looking into the history that you are giving I see that you have fracture your coccyx that is tail bone .

There is no particular guidelines for the treatment of fracture , it is generally individualised according to the fracture severity . The goal is to manage the pain until the bone heals by is own . Due to the location of the coccyx and large number of muscles attached , immobilization of coccyx is very difficult.

Steroid injections or surgery may be considered if extreme pain persists. Surgery is not successful but in rare cases coccygectomy can be undertaken . Usually pain gradually disappears but the pain lasts even after the bone is healed .

I advise you to see an orthopaedician and get yourself evaluated for the severity of fracture so that it can be tackled accordingly .

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
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