Ingrown Toenails / Onychocryptosis

Ingrown Toenails

These are extremely common to see especially in adolescents. An ingrown toenail occurs when an incurvated section of toenail impinges against the adjacent fold of skin leading to irritationand possibly infection. Although antibiotics are very effective and treating infection associated with an ingrown toenail, the ingrown section of toenail is not relieved by this modality. The incurvated portion of toenail is surgically removed and an ancillary procedure called amatrixectomy is also performed for definitive management to prevent regrowth of the ingrown portion of the nail. Recurrence after this procedure is very low

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