Is there a relationship between forefoot alignment and ingrown toenail? A case-control study.

@article{Kose2011IsTA,
  title={Is there a relationship between forefoot alignment and ingrown toenail? A case-control study.},
  author={Ozkan Kose and Mustafa Çeliktaş and Bulent Kisin and Selahattin Ozyurek and Seyhmus Yigit},
  journal={Foot & ankle specialist},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={
          14-7
        }
}
Biomechanical imbalance between the hallux and the second toe and external compression of the lateral nail fold are proposed as the main reasons for ingrown toenail. Therefore, any anatomical predisposition facilitating this compression may play a role in the occurrence of ingrown toenail. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between forefoot alignment and ingrown toenail. The authors retrospectively reviewed radiographs of 81 patients with ingrown toenails and compared… CONTINUE READING
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