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Case report in latest Medical Journal of Australia
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An elderly man attending a dermatology outpatient clinic for an unrelated skin complaint proudly insisted on demonstrating his simple do-it-yourself (DIY) solution to a deformity of his great toenails (pincer nail) that he had endured for many years
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Our patient found that, by inserting a stainless steel screw through the free edge of each of his overgrown and overcurved great toenails and into a small broad nut, he was able to satisfactorily correct his deformity by making a series of tightening adjustments over a period of months
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I don't know how convenient the screw is, but there is a carbon fiber spring made in Salt Lake City that is quite effective in straightening nails. It is glued on top of the nail plate.
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