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Spine Injury: Coccyx

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Basics

Description

  • Usually results from a fall that ends with the victim in sitting position
  • Fall usually occurs from standing height
  • Can occur during childbirth
  • More common in women

Etiology

See “Description.”

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Citation

Rosen, Peter, et al., editors. "Spine Injury: Coccyx." 5-Minute Emergency Consult, 5th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2016. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307393/all/Spine_Injury:_Coccyx.
Spine Injury: Coccyx. In: Rosen P, Shayne P, Barkin AZ, et al, eds. 5-Minute Emergency Consult. 5th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2016. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307393/all/Spine_Injury:_Coccyx. Accessed April 23, 2019.
Spine Injury: Coccyx. (2016). In Rosen, P., Shayne, P., Barkin, A. Z., Wolfe, R. E., Hayden, S. R., Barkin, R. M., & Schaider, J. J. (Eds.), 5-Minute Emergency Consult. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307393/all/Spine_Injury:_Coccyx
Spine Injury: Coccyx [Internet]. In: Rosen P, Shayne P, Barkin AZ, Wolfe RE, Hayden SR, Barkin RM, Schaider JJ, editors. 5-Minute Emergency Consult. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2016. [cited 2019 April 23]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307393/all/Spine_Injury:_Coccyx.
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