Controversies in the treatment of ingrown nails

Haneke, Eckart (2012). Controversies in the treatment of ingrown nails. Dermatology research and practice, 2012, p. 783924. Cairo (Egypt): Hindawi Publishing Corporation 10.1155/2012/783924

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Ingrown toenails are one of the most frequent nail disorders of young persons. They may negatively influence daily activities, cause discomfort and pain. Since more than 1000 years, many different treatments have been proposed. Today, conservative and surgical methods are available, which, when carried out with expertise, are able to cure the disease. Packing, taping, gutter treatment, and nail braces are options for relatively mild cases whereas surgery is exclusively done by physicians. Phenolisation of the lateral matrix horn is now the safest, simplest, and most commonly performed method with the lowest recurrence rate. Wedge excisions can no longer be recommended.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Haneke, Eckart

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1687-6105

Publisher:

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:38

Last Modified:

13 Dec 2014 06:54

Publisher DOI:

10.1155/2012/783924

PubMed ID:

22675345

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.15485

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/15485 (FactScience: 222832)

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