A S h o r t e n e d M . C o c c y g e u s C h a n g e s t h e P o s i t i o n o f t h e S a c r a l B o n ea n d C a u s e s a n A s y m m e t r i c a l F u n c t i o n o f t h e S a c r o - i l i a c J o i n t s

Authors: M. Tichý;  F. Ťupa
Authors‘ workplace: MONADA, s. r. o., Klinika komplexní rehabilitace MUDr. Jiřího Marka, Praha 11 – Opatovprimář: MUDr. Jiří Marek
Published in: Rehabil. fyz. Lék., , 1999, No. 4, pp. 135-137.


In 25 patients of both sexes who suffered from coccygeal syndrome the authors examined thefunction of sacro-iliac joints in all directions before and after traction of the muscles of the pelvic floorper rectum. The results of this clinical study and comparison with results of previous objectivatingstudies using the optic method of shadow moiré revealed that dextrolateral traction of the musclesof the pelvic floor alters the position of the sacral bone which is drawn in caudal direction against theiliac bones, its lower end is drawn to the right side, its upper end is as a compensation shifted to theleft side and rotation round the vertical axis occurs and the right margin of the bone is in a moreventral position than the left margin.

Key words:
pelvic floor muscles, m. coccygeus, coccygeal syndrome, dysfunction of thesacro-iliac joint, position of the sacral bone

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