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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Evan, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Evan

    Evan Welcome New Poster


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    Hi Colleagues, wondering if any of you have used the Ingro mate or Pedipal tools for ingrown toenails? I am very happy with a 15 blade and a blacks file but I am open to new suggestions.
     
  2. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Hi Evan,

    :welcome: to Podiatry Arena.

    I haven't used one personally. I too am quite happy with either a 15 blade & blacks file + fine nippers for involuted nails, or nail surgery if appropriate.

    http://www.canonbury.com/p-1248-pedipal-tool.aspx

    Anyone else tried the Pedipal?......

    Regards,

    Mandy.
     
  3. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    Welcome, you may have to post elsewhere to get further replies. Again a 15 blade, or rounded beaver, a fine/medium or coarse blade depending on the nail area also my instruments of choice.
    I have not heard or seen of the others, maybe I should also check out other options.

    Cheers
     
  4. markleigh

    markleigh Active Member

    I've just seen these products advertised in the latest Briggate catalogue. What actually are they & how do they work?
     
  5. Johnpod

    Johnpod Active Member

    Hi there,

    These instruments have a turned-over edge - exactly like a cabinet-makers scraper. They are used to 'shave' the side of the nailplate. Designed for those who never learned to do it properly with a Black's file or excavator. In order to give the edge a working length they are usually too wide to be used in the sulcus for their intended purpose.
     
  6. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    Hi have also just seem them at the, conference, difficult to hold and not something that I would use. Again could reduce thickness of the nail but not the edge of the nail in the sulci

    Cheers
     
  7. mimmypod

    mimmypod Member

    I use the ingromate and love it. Fantastic for scraping and shaving the nail edge and removing phosis and even scraping callus. I use them almost everyday and find it safer in most cases than a blade.
     
  8. thompsonamy

    thompsonamy Banned

    I don't know anything about this tool. First time I hearing this name..
     
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