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Paronychia / Ingrown nail /bacterial nail bed infection

Surgical practice Alstertal Germany Hamburg Poppenbuettel – Tel: +49 40 602 30 06

OP / inflammation treatment – Toenail  – Fingernail – Paronychia


Bacterial infection in the space between nail and cuticle, usually painful. Often caused by ingrown nail.


If treatment with ointments and baths, and antibiotics doesn’t help,  OP necessary. Beside the pain spreading of the infection in the bone is possible.

Operative procedure

In local Anaesthesia partial removal of the nail, opening and cleaning of the infected area. If  inflammation reoccurs, partial Nail extinction will help.

what’s next

Initial some pain but immediate a feeling of pressure release at the Nail.

In case of Permanent partial Nail extinction moderate pain for several days. Sick leave, if necessary, some days.


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    Trauma Surgery
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    Trauma Surgery

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