Plastic surgery of nail folds combined with Arkada’s method in patient with ingrown nail – case report

Tomasz Trochanowski, Dariusz Kotlęga, Monika Gołąb-Janowska


Introduction: Ingrown nail (onychocryptosis) is a common condition in podiatric and surgical practices. It is usually chronic, recurrent, and affects every-day quality of life. Treatment can be divided into conservative and surgical methods and should be initiated by the former methods and followed by the latter if need be.
Case report: The report describes the case of a patient with an ingrown toenail, who suffered from recurrent bouts of inflammation which were cured conservatively. The periods of relief were short-lasting, and thus he underwent two types of treatment simultaneously – surgical excision of the nail folds combined with Arkada’s method. This treatment achieved two goals – withdrawal of all symptoms and a good aesthetic effect. No recurrences were reported.


ingrown nail; unguis incarnates; onychocryptosis; Arkada’s method; toenail folds

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