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Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 121–122 | Cite as

A conservative treatment for ingrown toenails in children

  • L. Lazar
  • I. Erez
  • S. Katz
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Abstract

Ingrowing nails are not uncommon in children, and even so receive little attention in the pediatric surgery literature. The purpose of the present study was to demonstrate our modification of the conservative treatment of ingrowing nails. Our technique of local treatment combined with patient education for better foot and toe care was successfully used and well tolerated by 19 out of 20 young patients with ingrown toenails.

Key words Ingrowing nails Conservative treatment Children Adolescents 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Lazar
    • 1
  • I. Erez
    • 1
  • S. Katz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Surgery, Meir General Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel 44281IL

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