Ingrowing toenails: the results of treatment

Br J Surg. 1979 Aug;66(8):575-6. doi: 10.1002/bjs.1800660818.


Completed questionnaires were received from 208 patients on whom 245 operations for ingrowing toenails had been performed at King's College Hospital. Avulsion of a strip of nail had an 83 per cent recurrence rate, total nail avulsion 70 per cent, Zadik operations 28 per cent and wedge resections 29 per cent. It is recommended that immediate avulsion of ingrown toenails should not be a routine practice.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Nails, Ingrown / surgery*
  • Recurrence
  • Toes