Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ainhum Treatment

Treatment for ainhum requires surgery. The surgeon makes incisions through the band of skin, in order to relieve the constriction of the toe. The toe usually heals within 2 weeks.

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Ainhum References
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