Retronychia: the importance of proper footwear

Dermatol Online J. 2024 Mar 15;30(1). doi: 10.5070/D330163282.


Retronychia is commonly underdiagnosed and exhibits classic features of proximal nail fold elevation and nail plate layering. Herein we summarize the literature and discuss cause, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Nail Diseases / diagnosis
  • Nail Diseases / pathology
  • Nails / pathology
  • Nails, Ingrown* / therapy
  • Shoes*