Should Coccygectomy be done for a Tailgut Cyst (Retrorectal Hamartoma)?

Many patients come to see me for coccydynia (coccyx pain, tailbone pain).

Occasionally we discover that their pain seems to be coming from a mass, tumor, abscess, or similar problem. (We see these types of things in ~ less than 5% of our patients with coccyx pain.)

One such mass is called a Tailgut Cyst […]

Tarlov Cyst Surgery May Relieve Coccyx Pain

Below is one research publication from Japan reporting on 9 patients.

They found that surgical treatment of Tarlov cysts may help relieve coccyx pain in some of the patients who had Tarlov cyst surgery.

Here is the link to the article at the Journal’s website: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S187887501933195X?via%3Dihub

Below is the abstract: (Presented here as part of […]

Looking Below the Sacrococcygeal Joint in Patients with Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain

Today I was informed that my latest publication on coccyx pain has just been published by the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics.

The title is:

Looking Below the Sacrococcygeal Joint in Patients with Coccydynia (Coccyx Pain) Our 3 main points: When treating patients with tailbone pain (coccyx pain, coccydynia), unfortunately doctors often limit themselves to the […]

Podcast Interview by Dr. Betsy Greenleaf, Asking Dr. Patrick Foye about Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia

Dr. Foye was Interviewed about Tailbone Pain, on a Podcast called “Some of Your Parts” Thank you to Dr. Betsy Greenleaf, for helping me spread the word about coccydynia (coccyx pain, tailbone pain). It is a shame that so many patients suffer from tailbone problems, yet most doctors have little or no training in the […]

Free Book on Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain, New Year's Day 2020

Free Book on Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain, New Year’s Day 2020 Start the New Year with a Free Book on Coccyx Pain (Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia). Go to Amazon’s website in your country, using the links shown at the bottom of this page. The electronic version of the book (e-book, Kindle book) will be completely FREE […]

Podcast Interview Consultant360 for Tailbone Pain Awareness Day 2019

For Tailbone Pain Awareness Day 2019… Patrick Foye, M.D., was interviewed by the healthcare podcast Consultant360.

Dr. Foye is Director of the Tailbone Pain Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Foye discussed tailbone pain—an often misunderstood, underdiagnosed, & undertreated condition.

Here is the Link to the Podcast: http://bit.ly/FoyeTailbone360

(Or you can […]

VIDEO: Facebook Live Questions-Answers about Coccyx Pain, on Tailbone Pain Awareness Day

On Tailbone Pain Awareness Day, November 15, 2019, Dr. Foye answered live questions about coccyx pain from people worldwide.

The event was held on the Facebook page for the Tailbone Pain Center, which is located at: https://www.facebook.com/TailbonePainCenter/

Here is the video from the Question and Answer session:

Or you can watch the video […]

Trough, Folding Cushion for Tailbone Pain, Pelvic Pain, Genital Pain

Most patients with coccyx pain (tailbone pain) find that sitting is painful, but that it is somewhat less painful if they use the right cushion. For most people with tailbone pain, the best cushion has a cut-out located just at the back of the cushion (under the coccyx, so that the coccyx does not hit […]

Midwest Tailbone Pain Lecture was in Chicago, July 24, 2019

On July 24, 2019, Dr. Patrick Foye, MD, gave a Grand Rounds lecture on Tailbone Pain (Coccyx Pain, Coccydynia).

The audience included: Physicians, Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists, people suffering from tailbone pain, and others.

Dr Patrick Foye MD, at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago: RIC) to Lecture on Coccyx Pain, […]

Midwest Tailbone Pain Lecture, in Chicago, July 24, 2019

Tailbone Pain: Lecture in Chicago, Illinois. I’m looking forward to lecturing on Coccyx Pain (Tailbone Pain), in Chicago, Illinois. Grand Rounds Lecture: “Coccyx Pain: Pearls and Pitfalls from Treating Thousands of Patients with Tailbone Pain.” When: Wednesday, July 24, 2019, from 12-noon to 1pm, central time. Where: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly R.I.C.: The Rehabilitation Institute […]

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