Dermatoloog Rode Kruis Ziekenhuis

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Dermatoloog Rode Kruis Ziekenhuis

Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Ferket I.S.,Afdeling Dermatologie | Plusje L.G.J.M.,Dermatoloog Rode Kruis Ziekenhuis
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Dermatologie en Venereologie | Year: 2015

Distal onychocryptosis/nail embedding is a very common nailproblem and is associated with loss of the nail due to trauma as a result of ill-fitting footwear or surgical nail avulsion. The nails become multi-layered as a consequence of impaired longitudinal growth. This as result of upward displacement of the tip of the toe secondary to lost of the counteracting force of the nailplate. In almost all cases the large toenails are affected. The diagnosis is based on clinical signs. The treatment can be conservative or surgical, depending on the symptoms, stage and severity of the condition. In this article a completely new surgical approch is presented: the use of a local dermal graft positioned under the distal nail bed. As a result correcting the obstruction that hampers the normal growth of the nail.

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