1 May 1991 CO2 partial matricectomy in the treatment of ingrown toenails
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Proceedings Volume 1424, Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43989
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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.
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Gurvinder S. Uppal, Henry H. Sherk, Johnathan David Black, Anthony L.B. Rhodes, John Sazy, Gregory J. Lane, "CO2 partial matricectomy in the treatment of ingrown toenails", Proc. SPIE 1424, Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43989; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43989
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