Modified Surgical Approach to Treating Ingrown Toenail With Excellent Results

Posted By News On November 13, 2012 - 6:43am

Researchers in Turkey describe a method for treating ingrown toenails that prevents recurrences.

Reviewing outcomes from a series of 348 proximolateral partial matricetomies and phenol ablations in 225 patients with stage 2 or 3 ingrown toenail, they found only one recurrence during the 24-month follow-up period, no severe complications and excellent cosmetic results.

The authors assert the surgical technique, which is more invasive than simple partial nail avulsion and easier to perform than wide wedge excision, is the most important determinant of the success rate.

Treatment of Ingrown Toenail With Proximolateral Matrix Partial Excision and Matrix Phenolization By Nezih Karaca, MD and Tugrul Dereli

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