Letters Ingrowing toenails

A narrow distal phalanx may be the cause

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2906 (Published 24 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2906
  1. Peter J Mahaffey, plastic and hand surgeon
  1. 1Bedford Hospital, Bedford MK42 9DJ, UK
  1. pjm2cu{at}gmail.com

Park and Singh do not enlighten us fully on why a natural structure (the nail) should misbehave in such a troublesome way in so many people.1 Does the condition occur, for example, in populations that do not wear shoes? And can the “spike …

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