Chemical matrixectomy for ingrown toenails is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on the foot. The procedure was first described in 1945 by Otto Boll, who discussed the use of phenol to correct ingrown toenails. In the years that followed, many variations of technique and method have been described. This article reviews the pertinent literature detailing chemical matrixectomies and advocates the use of an evidence basis for care.
|Number of pages
|Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
|Published - May 2002
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine