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Foot Ankle Int. 2004 Jun;25(6):410-3.

Factors affecting recurrence rate of ingrown toenail treated with marginal toenail ablation.

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Kocatepe University Medical School, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Afyon, Turkey. ikuri@isnet.net.tr

Abstract

This retrospective study analyzed marginal toenail ablation for ingrowing toenails and the factors affecting recurrences. Recurrence was defined as a return of the previous symptoms, regrowth of the nail edge, or patient dissatisfaction with the clinical outcome. Based on these criteria, nine patients (10.7%) were considered to have had a failed operation. There were significant differences for recurrence rate (p <.05) in the patients operated on under local anesthesia and in previously treated patients. Full exposure and excision of the germinal matrix were essential to avoid recurrence.

PMID:
15215026
DOI:
10.1177/107110070402500608
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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