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Background: Ingrown toenails are one of the most frequent nail disorders and can be treated with conservative or surgical approaches. Although discovered a long time ago, the available data are still very limited on the potential effectiveness of nail braces for ingrown toenail treatment.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of nail brace (combiped and podofix) for treatment of ingrown toenails.


Clinical Trial Description

Method: Participants with ingrown toenail and >= 12 years old with total 40 ingrown toenails were included. Investigators divide patients to 3 group: (1) combiped group: Participants with non-infected or mild infected ingrown nail, combiped nail brace was applied instantly.20 patients(2) combine combiped and podofix group: Participants with severe paronychia with pyogenic granuloma, oral analgesics and antibiotics were prescribed first and nail brace was applied 1 week later. Depends on disease condition, investigators applied 1-2 combiped nail brace. If the pyogenic granuloma is not resolved after 1 week, investigators applied podofix first for 2-4 weeks and then combiped nail brace. After the nail brace applied, participants must come back between 2-4 weeks depends on disease condition.10 patients (3) podofix group: participants who are afraid of combiped implantation, or with mild recurrence will be applied with podofix.

Participants come back every month for evaluation and photography. Physician global assessment (0-6),Patient global assessment (VAS 0-10), Treatment satisfaction (VAS 0-10), and questionnaire were evaluated 1 month, 3 months and 6 months after the device applied. Participants need to be followed for recurrence at 3rd month and 6th month after removed the nail brace. ;


Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


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NCT number NCT03008629
Study type Interventional
Source Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Contact Yu Chen Huang, MD
Phone 886970746772
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date January 2017
Completion date December 2017

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