II. Indications

III. Efficacy

  1. Cure rate in Plantar Warts approaches 90%
  2. Advantages over other surgical techniques (e.g. ED&C)
    1. Does not disturb normal tissue

IV. Technique

  1. Equipment
    1. Blunt Dissector or
    2. Schamberg acne expressor
  2. Administer Local LidocaineAnesthesia
  3. Outline edge of lesion
    1. Insert blunt tipped scissors between wart and skin
    2. Move tip circumferentially around wart
    3. Creates plane of dissection (separate wart from skin)
  4. Insert blunt dissector into cleavage plane
  5. Use short strokes to separate wart from skin
    1. Wart scooped out in one piece

V. After Care

  1. Apply new bandage daily for first 3-4 days
  2. Leave lesion uncovered after first 3-4 days

VI. References

  1. Habif (1996) Dermatology, p. 818
  2. Pringle (1973) Arch Dermatol 108:79-82 [PubMed]

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