This is one of the most common problems that we face and we best deal with podiatrists, whose results are enormous and quickly thankful to the patient. The incarnate or incarnate nail consists of the penetration of the lateral edges of the nail plate or nail into the soft tissues or flesh of the dorsum of the fingers.
The cause of this pathology responds to hereditary and morphological factors of the nail or by bad care, traumatisms or inappropriate cutting of the same. When the blade of the nail grows nailing on the sides of the fingers ends up generating a wound and infection with great pain. Especially dangerous is when the patient is diabetic or presents some type of general pathology, pacemaker or prosthesis that can cause a bacterial spread.
The approach of this pathology comprises from the careful removal of the spicule that generates the lesion trying to “recanalize” the nail, to the surgery through simple but precise techniques chosen by the podiatrist to remove only the lateral or ribbon that generates the injury and prevent Return to nailing leaving a good aesthetic of the nail. All this with a small anesthetic injection and a quick and non-painful recovery without substantially changing the life of the patient.