Silver sulfadiazine and hydrocortisone cream 1% in the management of phenol matricectomy

MI Altman Podiatric Section, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

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C Suleskey Podiatric Section, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

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R Delisle Podiatric Section, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

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M DeVelasco Podiatric Section, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

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The phenol matricectomy is one of the most common procedures performed in the podiatrist's office. Since a chemical burn is produced, correct care of the wound is essential. The authors studied the use of silver sulfadiazine, hydrocortisone cream, and a mixture of the two, on wounds resulting from phenol matricectomy procedures. The study shows that when silver sulfadiazine and hydrocortisone are used in combination, some of the usual sequelae seen with phenol matricectomies are markedly reduced and wound healing progresses at a more rapid rate with less complications.

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