In Grown Toe Nails

By: Perth Podiatric Surgery  21-Mar-2015
Keywords: Podiatrist, Foot, Nail

An in-grown toenail is a painful condition that can become infected and may require surgical treatment. It can occur at any age and has a multitude of causes including improper nail cutting technique, tight-fitting footwear, trauma, anatomical factors such as thickening of the nail plate, pincer-shaped toenail, and pressure from abutting toes. In-grown toenail surgery is indicated in patients where conservative care proves unsatisfactory, or a recurrent problem is experienced. Surgery is performed through either mechanical or chemical resection techniques, both of which are associated with a high degree of success and low recurrence.

Keywords: Foot, Nail, Podiatrist

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