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Session Information

FOC U054 - Basics of Nail Surgery

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room A204/205

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Severin R. Laeuchli, MD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Define the indications and perioperative management of common procedures in nail surgery
  • Manage patients with ingrown toenails with little invasive treatment options
  • Utilize the most common and some less common procedures in nail surgery

Dermatologists often perform surgical procedures on the nail apparatus. This focus session will discuss techniques for the treatment of ingrown toenails, which is one of the most common problems encountered. Furthermore, taking biopsies of pigmented lesions without causing permanent nail dystrophy will be demonstrated. The surgical treatment of some common tumors of the nail apparatus will be shown as well as surgery of some less common disorders such as pincer nails and distal nail embedding. This session includes tips and tricks for local anesthesia and perioperative management. Presentation format includes lecture, discussion, and video presentation of some surgical techniques.