Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fingernail Ingrown Underlying Cause

Causes of ingrown fingernail include:

  • Curved nails
  • Deformed nails
  • Injury to the nail
  • Long nails
  • Nail biting
  • Poor nail trimming
  • Sharp edges on the nail

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Last Updated: May 20, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Fingernail Ingrown References
  1. Mori H, Umeda T, Nishioka K, Iida H, Aoki K, Yokoyama A. Ingrown nails: a comparison of the nail matrix phenolization method with the elevation of the nail bed-periosteal flap procedure. J Dermatol. 1998 Jan;25(1):1-4. [9519600]
  2. Takahashi M, Narisawa Y. Radical surgery for ingrown nails by partial resection of the nail plate and matrix using a carbon dioxide laser. J Cutan Laser Ther. 2000 Mar;2(1):21-5. [11446087]
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