Resin splint as a new conservative treatment for ingrown toenails

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著者

    • Hashimoto Ichiro
    • Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Nakanishi Hideki
    • Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Kubo Yoshiaki
    • Department of Dermatology, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Murao Kazutoshi
    • Department of Dermatology, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
    • Arase Seiji
    • Department of Dermatology, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School

抄録

Several conservative as well as surgical methods are used for the treatment of ingrown toenails until date. The conservative methods are either based on nail splinting or on orthonyxia, but no methods employing both principles have been reported thus far. Moreover, surgical methods usually involve postoperative pain, prolonged wound healing and restricted activities of daily living. Therefore, considering the need of a simplified, non-invasive method, in this study, we applied a novel splint to treat patients with ingrown toenails and estimated the clinical efficacy as well as rate of recurrence following treatment. The splint is a plate made of resin that is attached to the lateral edge of the nail using a bandage. We studied 61 patients (19 men and 42 women; mean age 36 years), with an average application duration of 9.3 months and an average follow-up period of 10 months in all patients. All patients experienced pain relief within a week of splint application and a decrease in the degree of nail deformity. Moreover, follow-up revealed a recurrence rate of 8.2%. Therefore, we believe that this new device is an excellent conservative treatment method for patients with ingrown toenails. J. Med. Invest. 57: 321-325, August, 2010

収録刊行物

  • The Journal of Medical Investigation

    The Journal of Medical Investigation 57(3,4), 321-325, 2010

    国立大学法人 徳島大学医学部

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  • NII論文ID(NAID)
    130004465224
  • 本文言語コード
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1343-1420
  • データ提供元
    J-STAGE 
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