Treatment of ingrown nails is divided into non-surgical, conservative or surgical treatment. Conservative method of treatment – non-surgical treatment of ingrown nails or orthotics. The modern method of treatment (orthotics) allows you to adjust the nail plate – to give it the right anatomical direction of growth without any surgical intervention! Treatment with staples-plates refers to the non-surgical correction of onychocryptosis. The brace is fastened to the damaged, deformed nail and, acting like a spring, slowly pulls slowly, raises and straightens it, thereby reducing the pressure on the nail roller, reducing the inflammatory processes in it, the pain disappears and a progressive correction of the nail occurs.
Combiped Staple Treatment
Combiped staples are a combined wire-plate method, created and widely used in Germany. This is an innovative technique in orthodontics. Combiped staple is used for severe deformation of the nail plate, inflammatory processes. This is a hypoallergenic correction technique – in the manufacture of Combiped staples, a surgical stainless steel wire. One side of the Combiped brace consists of a wire that is stretched and fastened over the edge of the nail plate, the other side is a plastic plate that is attached to the other edge of the nail. Attachment of the staple on the nail takes a little time – up to 5 minutes, the patient feels relieved at once, since the staple relieves the pressure of the ingrown nail on surrounding soft tissues. The tension of the staple makes the nail angle grow up, in the right direction. Combiped stays on the nail for 14 days to 2 months, then must be removed or replaced. This method can adjust the deformed, ingrown nails of both large and other fingers, as well as children’s nails. Basically with the help of Combiped braces, such problems as one-sided ingrowing of the nail and straightening the twisted nails are solved.
Photos of nail changes (before and after)
7-week treatment Combiped (Photo: Maurer)
13-week treatment Combiped (Photo: Scholz)