coccygeus

coccygeus

 [kok-sij´e-us]
pertaining to the coccyx.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

coc·cyg·e·us mus·cle

[TA]
striated pelvic muscle associated with the deep (pelvic) aspect of the sacrospinous ligament, forming part of the pelvic diaphragm; origin, spine of ischium and sacrospinous ligament; insertion, sides of lower part of sacrum and upper part of coccyx; action, with the sacrospinous ligament assists in support of pelvic floor, theoretically increasingly so when intra-abdominal pressures increase; nerve supply, third and fourth sacral.
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Also aiding in continence is the levator ani, coccygeus muscles, and endopelvic fascia, which resemble a sling at the base of the pelvis (Donovan & Terrell, 2018; Koelbl et al., 2013).
The coccygeus muscle is estimated between in the direction of 4 and 8 o'clock.
Level I refers to the intermingling fibres of the cardinal/uterosacral ligament complex which attaches the upper vagina, cervix, and lower uterine segment to the obturator muscle/sacrum, piriformis, and coccygeus, respectively (Figure 2).
Tonic spasm of the levator ani, coccygeus and piriformis muscle: relationship to coccygodynia and pain in the region of the hip and down the leg.
Repair of pelvic diaphragm was done by suturing external anal sphincter to coccygeus and obturator muscles using silk no.
The recordings were performed in 10 specific points: pubococcygeus, iliococcygeus, coccygeus, and obturator for each side as well as the anterior and posterior vaginal wall.
(1) The ischioanal fossa is inferior to the pelvic diaphragm, which comprises the levator ani and coccygeus muscles.
The pelvic floor consists of several muscles, primarily the levator ani and coccygeus muscles.
The third course is gluteal course in which the inferior gluteal artery begins between the dorsal surface of coccygeus and piriformis and distributes three branches (Gray).
(4) Exposure and direct visualization of the sacrospinous ligament coccygeus muscle complex require adequate dissection of the pararectal space, avoiding injury to the rectum.
This diaphragm consists of the Levator Ani (LA) and coccygeus muscles along with their superior and inferior investing layers of fasciae.
The pudendal nerve arises from sacral nerves S2-S4 and, after passing between the piriformis and coccygeus muscles, leaves the pelvis through the distal part of the greater sciatic foramen.