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What is Coccyx Fracture?

Description of the condition

A coccyx fracture is a injury to the bones of the coccyx, which is located at the bottom of the spine. This rare condition is most often caused by trauma, such as a fall onto the back of the body.


  • Partial or complete
  • Displaced or non-displaced


  • Pain in the coccyx area
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Restricted movement


Trauma, such as a fall onto the back of the body, an accident, or contact sports, is the primary cause of a coccyx fracture.


The diagnosis is usually made based on clinical examination and X-ray imaging.


Usually involves activity restriction, but in some cases, surgical intervention may be required to correct displacement.


  • Avoiding risky activities that may lead to injury
  • Observing safety rules when engaging in sports


A coccyx fracture is treated by an orthopedic surgeon or a trauma surgeon.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.