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Table 3 Descriptions of surgical procedures for management of ingrowing toenail [14]

From: Risk factors for infection following ingrowing toenail surgery: a retrospective cohort study

Item code Procedure name Procedure description Example
47915 Wedge Resection Wedge resection with removal of segment of nail, ungual fold and portion of the nail bed Winograd matrixectomy
47916 Partial Resection Partial resection of nail, with destruction of nail matrix by phenolisation, electrocautery, laser, sodium hydroxide or acid but not including excision of nail bed Partial nail avulsion with phenolisation
47918 Radical Excision Radical excision of nailbed Terminal syme
47906 Total Removal Removal of digital nail of toe Total nail avulsion