Panaritium (whitlow) is a purulent inflammation, which develops as a result of the entrance of infections (bacteria) deeply in to the tissues of the finger. Microbial penetration through the skin is possible when it is damaged: scratches, splinter, small cuts, low quality manicure and pedicure etc. In some cases, panaritium develops without any prior skin trauma of the finger.
In our clinic, panaritium incisions are performed using “laser scalpels”. The course of the post-operative period is practically painless, healing occurs faster as compared to after routine surgical incisions. Therapeutic lasers, which speed up wound healing as well as provides a better cosmetic effect, are used in the post-operative period. Scars rarely occur.