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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1524-4725.2003.29061.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-264
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


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.