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Review: avulsion with phenol prevents recurrence of ingrown toenails
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 QUESTION: In patients with ingrown toenails, how do various methods of surgical treatment compare with each other and with chemical treatments?

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Studies were identified by searching the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Medline, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, and CINAHL; schools of podiatry and manufacturers of cryotherapy, radiowave, and electrosurgical equipment were contacted; and reference lists of relevant studies were reviewed.

Study selection

Studies were selected if they were randomised or quasi-randomised trials that compared 1 form of surgery with another or with other treatments that aimed to permanently remove all or part of an ingrown toenail and had ≥6 months of follow-up.

Data extraction

Data were extracted on study quality (allocation concealment, intention-to-treat analysis, baseline comparability, and follow-up). Outcomes considered …

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