March 3, 2015
A novel knot technique was found to be effective in treating patients with stages 2 and 3 ingrown nails, according to recently published study results.
Thirty patients who presented to a clinic between 2010 and 2012 with stages 2 and 3 ingrown nails of the big toe were studied. Stage 2 was considered presence of acute infection and suppuration, and stage 3 included chronic infection, formation of granulation tissue surrounding the nail groove and hypertrophy of surrounding tissues. Eighteen patients had previous surgery for ingrown nails.