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Title: Effectiveness of hyaluronic acid in post-surgical cures following partial matricectomies with the phenol/alcohol technique: A randomized clinical trial
Authors: Lopezosa Reca, Eva
Martínez Nova, Alfonso
Sánchez Rodríguez, Raquel
Gijón Noguerón, Gabriel
Marchena Rodríguez, Ana
Martínez Rico, Magdalena
Alabau Dasi, Raquel
Keywords: Cuidados postoperatorios;Herida;Uña encarnada;Ácido hialurónico;Post-operative care;Wound;Ingrown toenail;Hyaluronic acid
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Background: Post-operative cures with hyaluronic acid (HA) could potentially shorten the period recovery involved in the phenol technique for ingrown toenail. The aim of this study was therefore to compare a standard healing protocol with the experimental one based on hyaluronic acid cream. Material and methods: 70 patients who had undergone phenol technique surgery for ingrown toenail were divided into two groups – control (n = 35) who received post-operative cures following the standard protocol with povidone iodine gel, and experimental (n = 35) who received cures with HA in the first 3 visits. Bleeding, total healing time, and perceived pain were assessed. Results: Patients in the control group recovered from the intervention in a total of 26.17 ± 7.75 days, while those in the HA group recovered in a significantly shorter time – 22.42 ± 2.41 days (p = 0.007, effect size 0.653). However, there were no between-group statistical differences in bleeding or perceived pain over the course of the post-surgery visits. Conclusions: The use of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid is effective in reducing the phenol-technique healing time by 4 days compared with the standard cure. However, no extra effects such as reductions in bleeding or perceived pain can be expected in choosing this healing protocol.
ISSN: 0965-206X
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtv.2023.01.010
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