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CO2 partial matricectomy in the treatment of ingrown toenails
Author(s): Gurvinder S. Uppal; Henry H. Sherk; Johnathan David Black; Anthony L.B. Rhodes; John Sazy; Gregory J. Lane
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Paper Abstract

Conventional treatment of ingrown toenails requires ablation of the nail bed by curettage with or without the use of cauterizing agents such as phenol. Despite these measures, incomplete ablation of the ingrown nail does occur, often requiring additional procedures. This recurrence rate is reported to as high as 50% in some series. The purpose of this study is to see if CO2 partial matricectomies were more effective in treating symptomatic ingrown toenails. In particular, the authors looked at the recurrence rate and infection rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1424, Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43989
Show Author Affiliations
Gurvinder S. Uppal, Medical College of Pennsylvania (United States)
Henry H. Sherk, Medical College of Pennsylvania (United States)
Johnathan David Black, Medical College of Pennsylvania (United States)
Anthony L.B. Rhodes, Medical College of Pennsylvania (United States)
John Sazy, Medical College of Pennsylvania (United States)
Gregory J. Lane, Medical College of Pennsylvania (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1424:
Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine
Stephen J. O'Brien; Douglas N. Dederich; Harvey Wigdor; Ava Micky Trent, Editor(s)

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