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Proceed With Confidence: Onychocryptosis

Michael Baca-Atlas, MD and John Doughton, MD
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How’s your toenail-removing game? If it needs a little practice, listen to this segment about onychocryptosis to help you proceed with confidence in the why and how of removing a toenail.

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Lisa W. -

Thank you for this segment. Quick question - should one remove a toenail (or part of a toenail) when there is active infection? When I was training I remember an attending telling me not to remove a nail when active infection is present. Is this the case ? Or can a nail (part of a nail) be safely removed in an otherwise healthy patient (excluding immunocompromised/uncontrolled diabetic)? Thanks in advance!

Mike W., MD -

Hi Lisa,
Thx for the question. Answer is yes as that is typically the time that this procedure would be done in the UC so yes, I would consider it to be like an I&D - done w infection. Thx for reaching out!!
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