The treatment of the splitting nail with Phenol alcohol partial nail matricectomy

Title

The treatment of the splitting nail with Phenol alcohol partial nail matricectomy

Creator

Miller M A; Brodell R T

Publisher

Dermatologic Surgery

Date

1996
1996-04

Description

BACKGROUND. Split nails are a common problem originating in focal thinning of the nail matrix. OBJECTIVE. TO determine if cosmetically acceptable results could be achieved utilizing phenol alcohol partial nail maticectomy in patients with split nails. METHODS. After proper anesthesia, the nail lateral to the split is avulsed followed by destruction Of the corresponding portion of the nail matrix to prevent the avulsed nail from regrowing. RESULTS. Phenol alcohol partial nail matricectomy has proven to be a simple, effective, reproducible treatment with excellent cosmetic results for laterally located split nails. CONCLUSION. A simple nail procedure, winery used for ingrown nails, can be easily adapted for the definitive treatment of split nails.

Subject

Dermatology; Surgery; Surgery; disorders

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Rights

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Pages

388-390

Issue

4

Volume

22

Citation

Miller M A; Brodell R T, “The treatment of the splitting nail with Phenol alcohol partial nail matricectomy,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 9, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/9133.

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