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Gauze Application of Phenol for Matrixectomy

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  • 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
  • | 2 Department of Surgical Sciences, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, New York.
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Phenol matrixectomy is commonly used to treat onychocryptosis. The podiatric medical community has been progressively improving the technique of phenol application to avoid cases of burns. We describe a modification that uses gauze to provide a safe way for the phenol to be applied and prevents skin lesions due to phenol burns. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 98(5): 418–421, 2008)

Corresponding author: Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, DPM, PhD, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Avenida Complutense s/n, Madrid 28040, Spain. (E-mail: ribebeva@enf.ucm.es)