Ingrown Toe Nail
- occurs from inappropriate and excessive soft tissue inflammation to irritation of lateral nail fold;
- inciting causes include tight fitting shoes, or a sharp spike of nail against lateral nail fold;
- w/ an excessive inflammatory response, granulation tissue will grow up and over the nail;
- Preop Considerations:
Ingrowing toe nails: the extent of the germinal matrix.
Ingrowing toenails: studies of segmental chemical ablation.
The treatment of ingrowing toenails. A randomised comparison of wedge excision and phenol cauterisation.
Phenol cauterization of nail matrix remnants.
Phenol cauterization for ingrown toenails.
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, May 11, 2012 1:57 pm