ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Polymethylmetacrylate Cement Augmentation of the Coccyx (Coccygeoplasty) for Fracture: A Case Report
Ezgi Akar1, Orkun Koban2, Ahmet Öğrenci2, Mesut Yılmaz3, Sedat Dalbayrak2
1Clinic of Neurosurgery, Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Neurosurgery, Okan University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Neurosurgery, Neurospinal Academia, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.4274/balkanmedj.galenos.2020.2020.4.68
Pages : 348-350


Background: Coccydynia is a painful condition of the sacrococcygeal region, with symptoms associated with sitting and rising from a seated position. It is frequently related to trauma and idiopathic causes, and the pain is mostly chronic. Percutaneous vertebroplasty and sacroplasty are the methods that are widely used for treating compression fractures and sacral insufficiency fractures, respectively. However, the success of polymethylmethacrylate injection in the treatment of osteoporotic coccyx fractures and coccydynia is still unknown.
Case Report: A 68-year-old man was admitted to our clinic with complaints of pain in the sacrococcygeal and perianal regions. In the imaging studies, a fracture line in the fifth sacral and first coccygeal segments was observed as evidenced by a bony edema. Since the patient’s pain did not improve with conservative methods, we treated him with coccygeoplasty. No complication was encountered. The day after the operation, he was discharged from the hospital with complete pain relief. The patient confirmed having no pain on the third postoperative month and so did not need any analgesics.
Conclusion: Coccyceoplasty may be a good treatment option for retractable pain in patients with acute or subacute osteoporotic coccygeal fractures and coccydinia with edema.

Keywords : Coccydynia, coccygeoplasty, fracture, osteoporosis
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