A comprehensive practical guide to all types of nail surgery, including some cosmetic procedures, this is a master-class for those wishing to perform nail surgery, with clear descriptions of each stage involved and of any complications and how to deal with them.

    Surgical anatomy of the Nail Apparatus, Eckart Haneke
    Basic anatomy
    Advanced Anatomy
    Microscopic Anatomy

    Instrumentation, Bertrand Richert
    Basic Equipment
    Advanced Equipment

    General considerations, Bertrand Richert
    Preoperative Assessment and Preparation of the Patient
    Discontinuation of Systemic Treatments
    Disinfection of the Surgical Field
    Postoperative Pain Management
    Dressing Removal And Replacement
    Postoperative Long-Term Paresthesia

    Anesthesia of the Nail Apparatus,
    Bertrand Richert
    Anesthetic products
    Proximal Digital Block
    Distal Digital Block (Wing Block)
    Matricial Block
    Transthecal Digital Block
    Hyponychial Block
    Reducing pain from the Needle Prick
    Reducing Pain from Infusion of the Anesthetic
    Complications and Management

    Surgery of the Nail Plate, Bertrand Richert
    Nail plate Biopsy
    Nail Plate Avulsion
    Total Nail Avulsion: Distal Approach
    Total nail avulsion: Proximal Approach
    Total nail Avulsion with Plate Replacement
    Trap Door Avulsion
    Curled Nail Avulsion
    Partial Nail Avulsion
    Partial Nail Avulsion with Plate Replacement

    Surgery of the Proximal Nail Fold, Eckart Haneke, Bertrand Richert, and Nilton Di Chiacchio
    Acute Paronychia
    Chronic Paronychia
    Crescent Excision
    Eponychial Flap
    Acquired Fibrokeratoma
    Tumor of the PNF

    Surgery of the Nail Bed, Bertrand Richert, Eckart Haneke, and Nilton Di Chiacchio
    Nail Bed Biopsy
    Tumors of the Nail Bed
    Longitudinal Erythronychia
    Pyogenic Granuloma
    Superficial Acral Fibromyxoma
    Glomus Tumor
    Bowen’s Disease
    Pachyonychia congenita
    Extension of the Nail Bed for Large Defects
    Secondary Intention Healing for Large Defects
    Nail Bed Grafting

    Surgery of the Lateral Nail Folds, Bertrand Richert
    Hypertrophic Lip
    Ingrowing Nail with Hypertrophic Lateral Walls
    Vandenbos’ Procedure
    Super U
    Noël’s Procedure
    Howard-Dubois’ Procedure
    Horn of the Lateral Sulcus
    Bowen’s Disease, Epidermoid Carcinoma, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    Implantation cyst

    Surgery of the Distal Fold, Bertrand Richert
    Distal Embedding
    Howard-Dubois’ Procedure
    Shaving Procedure

    Tumors of the Distal fold
    Surgery of the Matrix, Nilton Di Chiacchio, Bertrand Richert, and Eckart Haneke
    Partial matricectomy
    Narrowing the matrix
    With surgery
    With chemocautery
    With laser
    With radiosurgery
    Removal of a spicule
    Shortening the matrix
    Total matricectomy
    Matrix transplantation
    Tumors of the matrix
    Intraungual fibrokeratoma
    Submatricial glomus tumor
    Submatricial myxoid pseudocyst
    Excision of longitudinal melanonychia
    With punch excision
    With elliptical excision
    With crescent excision
    With tangential excision

    Surgery of the Whole Nail Unit
    , Eckart Haneke, Bertrand Richert, and Nilton Di Chiacchio
    Lateral longitudinal Biopsy
    Ungueodermal Flap for Congenital Malalignment of the Great Toenail
    Removal of the Whole Nail Unit
    Closure with Secondary Intention Healing
    Closure with a Graft
    Closure by Reversed Dermal Flap
    Cross-Finger Flap
    Surgery of the Bony Phalanx, Eckart Haneke, Nilton Di Chiacchio, and Bertrand Richert
    Exostosis and Osteochondroma
    Inclusion Cyst
    Osteoid Osteoma
    Pincer Nail
    Selective Matrix Horn Resection
    Matrix Horn Resection Plus Nail Bed Plasty

    Surgery of the Distal Interphalangeal Joint, Bertrand Richert
    Myxoid Pseudocyst (Ganglion Cyst)

    Acute Trauma of The Nail Unit, Eckart Haneke and Bertrand Richert
    Subungual Hematoma
    Other Lacerating and Crush Lesions of the Nail Apparatus
    Cosmetic Nail Surgery for Congenital Nail Abnormalities, Bertrand Richert
    Congenital Malalignment of the Great Toenail
    Trapezoidal Nails
    Racquet Nails
    Vertical Implantation of the Fifth Toenail
    Duplication of the Fifth Toenail


    Bertrand Richert, Nilton Di Chiacchio, Eckart Haneke