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 […]

Tailbone Pain Awareness Day: November 15, 2019

Last year, 2018, was the first Tailbone Pain Awareness Day. Click this link to read more about last year’s first-ever Tailbone Pain Awareness Day. It included a Facebook-Live session of Questions/Answers about Coccyx Pain, that was 1.5 hours long. You can watch that video here: https://youtu.be/0zio1pqdjpU The day also included hundreds of free copies of […]

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 […]

Fibromyalgia and Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia

Fibromyalgia is a very interesting and complex topic in relationship to coccyx pain… Fibromyalgia can worsen the symptoms of coccyx pain: On the one hand, people with fibromyalgia have diffuse/widespread pain throughout multiple areas throughout the body. This can often make it difficult to figure out exactly how much of someone symptoms are coming from […]

Fluid Collection After Coccygectomy, Fluid after Coccyx - Tailbone Removal

Coccygectomy is the surgical amputation, or removal, of the coccyx (removal of the tailbone). After a coccygectomy, it is relatively common to develop a fluid collection at the surgical site. I spoke with a group of European coccygectomy surgeons about this topic when I lectured at the International Coccyx Pain Symposium in 2016 and […]

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, […]

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