A New and Simple Suture Technique After Ingrown Toenail Surgery

Uygur, Esat MD

Techniques in Orthopaedics:
doi: 10.1097/BTO.0000000000000051
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Abstract

Ingrown toenails are frequently encountered in clinical orthopedic practice. It mostly occurs in young people; therefore, it may cause a huge workforce or school-day loss. Numerous surgical techniques have been described as the treatment of ingrown toenail, and the Winograd technique is a reliable procedure since first described at 1929. This paper presents a new and simple suture technique after the Winograd procedure for ingrown toenail. With this technique, I claim low rates of recurrence, and better and satisfactory cosmetic results. In this technical report; excision of the partial nail bed and lateral nail fold, including the inflammatory granulation tissue, is described. Through this procedure, maintaining skin fold under the nail is detailed aiming to reduce recurrence rates.

Author Information

Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Göztepe Research and Training Hospital, İstanbul Medeniyet University, İstanbul, Kadiköy, Turkey

The author declares that there is nothing to disclose.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Esat Uygur, MD, Doktor Erkin Cad. Göztepe Eğitim ve Araştirma Hastanesi, 34732 Kadiköy-İstanbul, Turkey. E-mail: esatuygur@gmail.com.

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