The treatment of ingrowing toenails. A randomised comparison of wedge excision and phenol cauterisation.


We treated 249 patients for ingrowing toenails in a prospective randomised study which compared wedge excision with segmental phenol cauterisation. Follow-up of 97% was at a minimum of 14 months. The analgesic requirement was significantly lower after phenol cauterisation (p less than 0.001), and significantly fewer patients needed to miss school or work (p… (More)

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