Is A Dermal Fat Graft Effective For Coccydynia?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in knowing more about dermal fat graft for coccydynia.

A: Thank you for your inquiry. The use of a dermal fat graft for coccygeal coverage is done to provide additional padding to reduce its prominence and discomfort due ti lack of adequate soft tissue coverage. It may or or may be combined with a modest bit of coccygeal bone reduction. The graft is usually harvested from the lower abdomen although it could be taken from many other body areas as well.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana