MPS  Vol.4 No.2 , April 2014
Ingrowing Nail Correction by Advancing Composite Flap of the Nailbed and Periosteum—A Simple and Effective Technique
ABSTRACT

Ingrowing toenails are common particularly in young adults. They usually result in a prolonged period of discomfort or pain that is sufficient to interfere with working and social activities. Apart from the toes, ingrowing nails can affect the fingers as well. Surgery is still the mainstay of treatment. A number of techniques have been described in the literature. But in all there is a high recurrence rate and sometimes the cosmetic result is not acceptable. In this article we describe our technique of surgical management of ingrowing nails of the toes and fingers. The technique involves excision of a part of the lateral nail fold and raising a composite flap consisting of the nail bed and the underlying periosteum which is then advanced. 105 cases were operated using this technique with very good postoperative results.


Cite this paper
Hashish, A. , Habib, M. and Al-Busaidi, S. (2014) Ingrowing Nail Correction by Advancing Composite Flap of the Nailbed and Periosteum—A Simple and Effective Technique. Modern Plastic Surgery, 4, 26-31. doi: 10.4236/mps.2014.42006.
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