Ingrown toenails can be a nuisance to you, particularly to your regular foot activities. Nail surgery can help solve this problematic condition with the podiatric surgeon removing the nail edges of the ingrown.
The simple procedure is done using 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 that will help prevent the return of the ingrown. After a few weeks, the nail edges will heal completely and the possibility of having ingrown again is nil.
When an ingrown toenail is not taken cared of using such conservative methods, a more invasive but simple nail surgery procedure can be performed. A mild local anaesthetic is applied which will numb the patient from the pain. Depending on the situation, both sides of the nail root may be removed; a secondary measure is by adding special medication that will prevent the ingrown from regrowing. Due to the simplicity of the procedure, the nail edges will heal in a couple of weeks and the possibility of getting ingrown again will be exponentially lowered.
If you think you are in need of nail surgery, our podiatrists are experts in assessing whether your foot necessitates this particular treatment. Feel free to make contact with us or just drop by our centre.