Unguis Incarnatus - Our Experiences with New Treatment

Authors: E. Jatšová
Authors‘ workplace: Kožní oddělení Nemocnice Pardubice přednosta prim. MUDr. J. Šich Asklepion - 1. lasercentrum, Praha vedoucí lékařka MUDr. J. Chaloupecká
Published in: Čes-slov Derm, , 2002, No. 5, p. 208-212


Treatment for ingrown toenail seems to be common interdisciplinary problem. Many therapeuticpossibilities have been described, from conservative till surgical, none of them is completelysatisfactory. These classic treatment methods may lead to permanent damage of nail unit or relapseseven in 86 % depending on used method. New treatment by splitting lateral nail edge is simple, doesnot produce nail matrix damage and lead to heal of patients with frequent recidivation. 71 patientswith 130 ill nail folds were treated during 18 months. Convenience persisted for 14 months andpatients were after 2 previous surgical treatments on average. 68 patients with 122 damaged nailedges were in our study successfully treated. Existing promising results, including 100% patientsatisfaction with treatment and low morbidity, warn to necessity of reappraisal existing approachto treatment for ingrown toenails.

Key words:
unguis incarnatus - non-invasive treatment - nail splitting

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