Korean J Dermatol.  2000 Sep;38(9):1215-1217.

Surgical Treatment of Pincer Nail Associated with Osteophyte

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Chonju, Korea.

Abstract

A 63-year-old woman had pronounced pincer nail of her big toenails. Her nail condition was markedly painful and associated with the underlying osteophyte. Under digital anaesthesia the nail plate was completely avulsed and the lateral portions of the matrix were destroyed by electrodessication. Then a longitudinal incision of the distal nail bed was made to separate it from the underlying structure and to expose the osteophyte. The exposed osteophyte was removed and the nail bed was sutured. Tie-under sutures were used to hold the bed in the appropriate transverse curvature. With this surgical correction, the treated nail showed a normal shape at 18 months of follow-up.

Keyword

Pincer nail; Osteophyte; Nail surgery

MeSH Terms

Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Middle Aged
Nails
Osteophyte*
Sutures
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