Phenolisation technique:

1. Apply digital tourniquet:

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2. Split nail with English Nail Splitter to level of eponychium:

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3. Split proximal nail plate with #61 chisel-tip blade:

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4. Free nail plate from nail bed with chisel:

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5. Grasp entire nail section with haemostat:

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6. Remove nail section – rotate towards midline of nail and gently pull nail free:

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7. Dry nail sulcus before application of phenol:

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8. Remove excess phenol from applicators:

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9. Apply phenol – rotate towards midline of nail:

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10. Apply for 60 seconds (by convention 3 x 20 secs):

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11. Remove excess phenol from wound with alcohol-wipe & remove tourniquet:

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12. Immediately post-op appearance:

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13. Dress with BetadineTM ung, sterile gauze and MicroporeTM tape:

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14. Apply dressing:

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Phenol aftercare:

  • Normal shoes
  • Showers OK
  • After 12-24 hrs remove the bandage and place toe under running water for 1-2 minutes, 1-2 times a day for the next 7 days.
  • Squeeze the toe for any excess drainage and dry well with sterile gauze.
  • Apply bactigras gauze dressing and secure with paper tape /cutiplast after each soak. Alternatively, you can apply betadine ointment and cutiplast after each soak.
  • If you see more redness, pus drainage please call the office 9258 4152.

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