avulsion

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avulsion

[ə′vəl·shən]
(hydrology)
A sudden change in the course of a stream by which a portion of land is cut off, as where a stream cuts across and forms an oxbow.
(medicine)
Tearing one part away from the other, either by trauma or surgery.
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There are various treatment modalities from conservative methods to surgical methods like nail avulsion. In spite of many treatment modalities treatment may be difficult or prolonged; hence we evaluated the efficacy of topical cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen in the treatment and its role in preventing recurrence in ingrown toenail.
Nail avulsion, partial or total, gives temporary relief but results in high recurrence.
All the patients underwent partial nail avulsion in the Minor OT of CMH Kharian as outdoor patients, under local anesthesia (Digit ring block) and asepsis, after application of tourniquet at the base of toe.