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Electrosurgery instead of phenol

Discussion in 'Foot Surgery' started by ruthadamson, May 14, 2007.

  1. ruthadamson

    ruthadamson Welcome New Poster


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    Does anyone have any experience of electrosurgery as an alternative to phenol after PNA's? I am currently writing up my undergraduate project on the results of my study and just wondered what other peoples experiences were of this technique, good or bad. Thanks
     
  2. Done it a few times. Not completely unsuccessful but MUCH harder to do than Phenol with a much higher regrowth rate. Pain the fundamentals trying to get down the sides of the nails with PNA and constantly shorts when you do it on a bleeder (although i admit the kit i used dated from circa 1375)

    I don't bother any more!

    Regards
    Robert
     
  3. Dieter Fellner

    Dieter Fellner Well-Known Member

    I did similar research as a student and the bottom line, as I recall it, was there is no call to re-invent the wheel.

    Phenolisation works consistently well, does not require any expensive equipment and it conferred no specific advantages either, to the patient or clinician.
     
  4. joseph Paterson

    joseph Paterson Active Member

    I have tried it a few times, the regrowth of nail was more than with phenol.
    Overall I now prefer to use phenol.
     
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