European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 36, Issue 11, pp 715–718 | Cite as

A conservative treatment of ingrown toenails: splinting technique with cyanoacrylate

  • Fatih DoğanEmail author
  • Mehmet Altıparmak
  • Teoman Eskitaşçıoğlu
  • İrfan Özyazgan
Ideas and Innovations


Toenail ingrowing is a common and serious disease which affects social life. This article focuses on a noninvasive technique of nail splinting using cyanoacrylate. The cyanoacrylate splinting technique is an effective, noninvasive, easy-to-learn, quick, and inexpensive method with good cosmetic outcomes which aims to minimize the problems of surgical treatments.

Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.


Toenail ingrowing Cyanoacrylate Splinting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fatih Doğan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mehmet Altıparmak
    • 1
  • Teoman Eskitaşçıoğlu
    • 1
  • İrfan Özyazgan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgery, Faculty of MedicineErciyes UniversityMelikgazi, KayseriTurkey

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