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Pledgets in ingrowing toenails.
  1. B Connolly,
  2. R J Fitzgerald
  1. Children's Research Centre, Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin.


    Eighty children had cotton wool pledgets inserted under the nail corner for ingrowing toenails. Success was achieved in 44 (72%) of the 61 children followed up for a mean of 2.5 years. Appearance was excellent and compliance high. Initial insertion under anaesthesia improved the results, and chronicity did not adversely affect the outcome.

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