Ingrown toenails can be a nuisance to you particularly when you are doing your regular foot activities. Nail surgery can help solve this problematic condition with the podiatric surgeon removing the nail edges of the ingrown.
This simple procedure is initiated with the application of a mild local anaesthetic. Then, the nail edges are cut off and, depending on the severity, either one or two of the sides will be removed. Once they are removed, a special ointment will be applied on the area, which will help prevent the return of the ingrown. After a few weeks, the nail edges will heal completely with the nil possibility of the ingrown returning.
When an ingrown toenail is not taken cared of using such conservative methods, a more invasive nail surgery procedure will be performed. In this procedure, a mild local anaesthetic will be applied, which will numb the patient from the pain. Depending on the situation, both sides of the nail root will be removed; a secondary measure is employed by adding special medication that will prevent the ingrown from regrowing. The nail edges will heal in a couple of weeks, and the possibility of getting ingrown again is exponentially low.
If you think you are in need of nail surgery, our podiatrists can thoroughly assess whether your foot necessitates this particular treatment. Feel free to make contact with us or just drop by our centre.