Comparison of Effectiveness of Electrocautery and Cryotherapy in Partial Matrixectomy After Partial Nail Extraction in the Treatment of Ingrown Nails


Küçüktaş M. , Kutlubay Z., Yardimci G., Khatib R., Tuzun Y.

DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY, cilt.39, ss.274-280, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/dsu.12068
  • Dergi Adı: DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.274-280

Özet

Objective To determine an effective mode of therapy of ingrown nail using two different methods. Methods Patients with the diagnosis of stage 2 or 3 ingrown nails were included and divided into two groups. In the first group, partial matrixectomy was performed using electrocautery after partial nail extraction; in the second group, partial matrixectomy using cryotherapy was performed after partial nail extraction. Results The study included 53 patients with ingrown nails. Patient ages ranged from 11 to 79years (median 31.8 +/- 16.9). No relapse was observed in 96.2% of the patients after a follow-up period of 312months (n=51). Matrixectomy in 71.7% (n=38) of patients was successful. Matrixectomy using electrocautery was successful in 18 of 29 patients. Matrixectomy using cryotherapy was successful in 20 of 24 patients. Conclusions Matrixectomy should be added to the treatment of ingrown nails. There was no significant difference between electrocautery and cryotherapy in terms of relapse. In patients with advanced stages of ingrown nails, partial nail extraction combined with matrixectomy using cryotherapy is an effective method of treatment.

Objective

To determine an effective mode of therapy of ingrown nail using two different methods.

Methods

Patients with the diagnosis of stage 2 or 3 ingrown nails were included and divided into two groups. In the first group, partial matrixectomy was performed using electrocautery after partial nail extraction; in the second group, partial matrixectomy using cryotherapy was performed after partial nail extraction.

Results

The study included 53 patients with ingrown nails. Patient ages ranged from 11 to 79 years (median 31.8 ± 16.9). No relapse was observed in 96.2% of the patients after a follow-up period of 3–12 months (n = 51). Matrixectomy in 71.7% (n = 38) of patients was successful. Matrixectomy using electrocautery was successful in 18 of 29 patients. Matrixectomy using cryotherapy was successful in 20 of 24 patients.

Conclusions

Matrixectomy should be added to the treatment of ingrown nails. There was no significant difference between electrocautery and cryotherapy in terms of relapse. In patients with advanced stages of ingrown nails, partial nail extraction combined with matrixectomy using cryotherapy is an effective method of treatment.