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Case 95: Troublesome toe

This teenage boy was having trouble with recurrent toe infections.

1. Where is the abnormality?

There is an ingrowing spicule of nail on the lateral aspect of the great toe nail.

2. Which operation would you perform?

A wedge excision of the lateral great toe nail, along with nail germinal matrix.

Further reading
Nail Procedures

Ms Jennifer Wheatley - Paediatric Surgeon