Factors affecting recurrence rate of ingrown toenail treated with marginal toenail

Kuru I., Sualp T., Ferit D., Gunduz T.

FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, cilt.25, sa.6, ss.410-413, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/107110070402500608
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.410-413


This retrospective study analyzed marginal toenail ablation for ingrowing toenails and the factors affecting recurrences. Recurrence was defined as a return of the previous symptoms, regrowth of the nail edge, or patient dissatisfaction with the clinical outcome. Based on these criteria, nine patients (10.7%) were considered to have had a failed operation. There were significant differences for recurrence rate (p < .05) in the patients operated on under local anesthesia and in previously treated patients. Full exposure and excision of the germinal matrix were essential to avoid recurrence.