Ingrown Toenails (cont.)
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Prognosis of Ingrown Toenails
The toe usually heals well after this procedure. The primary concern is whether the nail will become ingrown again, which can occur even after destruction of the nail-growing cells.
The overall reoperation rate for recurrence of an ingrown toenail is 10%-34%.
If part of the toenail was removed, it will grow back within 12 months.
Allison Harvey, MD, FACEP
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