Ingrown Toe Nail Removal
How do we treat ingrown toenails?
This is a minor procedure performed under local anaesthetic for ingrown toe nail that has not resolved by simple removal of spike or recurrent problem. It is performed using specialist ingrown toe nail equipment.
A local anaesthetic to the toe will be administered followed by removal of a nail wedge which effectively means the very side of the affected nail. Care is taken to ensure that only cosmetically acceptable sized wedge is removed. A chemical such as phenol or cautery is used to burn the root of the nail in the corner to permanently narrow the nail and prevent recurrence of the problem.
This ingrown toe nail surgery procedure is highly successful with our clinic performing this procedure on a daily basis and is a permanent solution to ingrown toe nail problems.
Ingrown toenail removal recovery:
Initially after the procedure the foot should be kept elevated. You can usually return to work the next day but refrain from vigorous exercise for 2 weeks after surgery.
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