Ingrown Toenail

Patient: 14 year old female

Complaint: The patient presented with an open bleeding wound on the big toe of the right foot. The ingrown toenail on the lateral side of the toe was surgically cut and removed 4 weeks before. The wound wouldn’t start to close with epithelium.

Medical Diagnosis: Ingrown toenail, requiring surgical removal.

Summary: Two weeks later the wound was closed with epithelium. Ten weeks after the first NIS treatment the patient visited me and at first I didn’t know which foot had the ingrown toenail, because the nail had grown completely back – without an ingrown toenail.

Submitted by: Dr Michael Kraus, Medical Doctor
Freiburg, Germany