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Acronyx is a condition wherein the nail deviates from its normal direction and is embedded into the surrounding dermal tissue. Sharp pains and future infections may affect daily life and even psychological condition of the patient.

Weaning inappropriate and tight shoes and cutting nails in an incorrect manner are the most common reason for acronyx, but also certain generic factors may trigger it.

Contrary to what is generally assumes, the treatment does not involve removal of the nail as the problem does not stem from the nail itself but the nail fold that is a constituent of the nail and is placed underneath it. For this reason, the problem subsisting on the nail folder should be corrected surgically.