Silicone gel sheeting for the management and prevention of onychocryptosis

Aksakal A., Ozsoy E., Gurer M.

DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY, vol.29, no.3, pp.261-264, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1524-4725.2003.29061.x
  • Title of Journal : DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-264


Background. Onychocryptosis, commonly referred to as ingrown nails, has many therapeutic alternatives for its management. Although mild cases can be treated conservatively, in severe cases, surgical treatment is preferred. Silicone gel sheeting is found to be effective in the treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids.