MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cases of painful IGTN with or without sepsis, reporting to surgical outpatient department of two medical college hospitals from July 1995-June 2014 were included in the study.
There was no appreciable deformity of toes (Fig-3) and none of the patients had any recurrence of IGTN or any ectopic nail spikes at the end of the follow up period.
DISCUSSION: IGTN is a nagging and a painful condition.
For a long time, the standard surgical method followed for IGTN was avulsion of the lateral side of the nail and cauterization of the germinal matrix with Phenol (Winograd technique) so as to avoid re-growth of the nail on the in-growing side.
(15) Any toe loss, that too the great toe is not acceptable for the treatment of IGTN.