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PODOSPRAY!!!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by LucyPod, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. LucyPod

    LucyPod Active Member


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    What are everyone's thoughts on the podospray????
     
  2. Graham

    Graham RIP

    Where does all that aerosol and goop go?
     
  3. dgroberts

    dgroberts Active Member

    It just accumulates as a congealed mess in between your patients toes. :)

    For some things it's great.

    Really painful, deep HD's can be enucleated far deeper than with a blade.

    Some people cannot stand to have nails reduced with nippers - Podospray is a more comfortable option than a regular drill.

    One of the most useful things I've done with it is to remove the nail spicules you sometime get post NS. I use the fine burr to get right in the PNF/sulcus to reduce all the nail material and callus - untill it bleeds a bit. This then allows the phenol a far better chance of killing off the small patch of persistent matrix. I've done that a couple of times now and it's worked. That's on folk that have had a revision procedure and still had spicule regrowth.

    It's also very effective at completely clearing heavy OP/callus in slucus.

    Basically, it does everything a nail drill does with the advantage of also being able to reduce callus.
     
  4. Graham

    Graham RIP

    Does it ALL?
     
  5. dgroberts

    dgroberts Active Member

    Well obviously you breathe some of it in. And it gets in your eyes, nose and ears a bit too.

    Obviously you need to wear appropriate PPE.

    I only use it maybe twice a month and would suggest it is less hazardous than dry filing of nails with a diamond deb, where you can see the dust particles floating around in front of you. We don't routinely wear a mask for that either.

    Where do you think it goes?
     
  6. Graham

    Graham RIP

    All over the clinic/patient and you...perhaps!

    Any research on the spread of "nail matter" from the use of a Podospray. Perhaps a good project for someone!
     
  7. LucyPod

    LucyPod Active Member

    Thanks for all your comments. I use the podospray quite a lot on fibrous corns but have had mix reviews on its effectiveness x
     
  8. LucyPod

    LucyPod Active Member

    Does anyone know of any studies done on the podospray?

    Thank you
     
  9. Zuse

    Zuse Active Member

    I tend to find that the podospray can be quite time consuming especialy if you have 3/4 big fibrous corns to get rid of! but you can get an awfull lot more out that you would be able to with a blade!
     
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