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Nail surgery is a common procedure performed by podiatrists within the podiatry clinic to treat ingrown toenails.

  • Do I need Nail Surgery?

    Surgery may be required when you have recurring problems with ingrown toenails that cause pain and sometimes infection. Before surgery is recommended, your podiatrist will assess your situation and discuss conservative treatment options.

  • What does Nail Surgery Involve?

    Nail surgery is also known as Partial or Total Nail Avulsion. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic via injection into the affected toe to numb the area. Once numb, a portion or all of the nail is gently lifted and trimmed away. Stitches will not be required. Once the offending portion is removed, phenol will be applied to the nail base to reduce the risk of nail regrowth. A sterile dressing will be applied and instructions will be provided for dressing the area at home. You will be able to walk after the procedure; however assistance getting home is strongly recommended.

  • What happens next?

    You will need to keep your surgery site clean and redress the affected area at home to reduce risk of infection. Another consultation with your podiatrist will be scheduled. We recommend the use of open toed shoes post procedure.

  • Do I need Nail Surgery?

    Surgery may be required when you have recurring problems with ingrown toenails that cause pain and sometimes infection. Before surgery is recommended, your podiatrist will assess your situation and discuss conservative treatment options.

  • What does Nail Surgery Involve?

    Nail surgery is also known as Partial or Total Nail Avulsion. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic via injection into the affected toe to numb the area. Once numb, a portion or all of the nail is gently lifted and trimmed away. Stitches will not be required. Once the offending portion is removed, phenol will be applied to the nail base to reduce the risk of nail regrowth. A sterile dressing will be applied and instructions will be provided for dressing the area at home. You will be able to walk after the procedure; however assistance getting home is strongly recommended.

  • What happens next?

    You will need to keep your surgery site clean and redress the affected area at home to reduce risk of infection. Another consultation with your podiatrist will be scheduled. We recommend the use of open toed shoes post procedure.

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