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9.07 Coccyx Fracture (Tailbone Fracture)


The patient fell on his tailbone and now complains of pain which is worse with sitting, and perhaps with defecation. There should be little or no pain with standing but walking may be uncomfortable. On physical examination, there is point tenderness, and perhaps deformity of the coccyx, which is best palpated by a finger in the rectum.

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