A simple and practical method in treatment of ingrown nails: splinting by flexible tube

Nazari S.

JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY, vol.20, no.10, pp.1302-1306, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background The ingrown nail (or onychocryptosis) is a common problem that occurs mostly in the big toe and causes high amounts of morbidity in affected patients. Many therapeutic methods have been described, most of them leading to severe damage to the nail or to frequent relapses. The nail splinting technique is a successful, simple and non-invasive therapeutic method for treating ingrown nails.