Nail Surgery Procedure
Partial Nail Avulsion
Total Nail Avulsion
with local anaesthetic
of one or both sides of a painful ingrowing nail or total removal
of the nail.
A local anaesthetic is injected near the toenail to
numb the toe so that the procedure is painless. If
you have ever had an allergic
or adverse reaction to an anaesthetic before it is extremely
important to mention this.
Once the area is numb, the troublesome section of the
nail is removed. To prevent the nail from growing
again a strong chemical is then
applied to the nail matrix to destroy the nail producing cells. The toe is then dressed.
the Nail Surgery
need to rest with your foot up for a few days after
the procedure, especially on Days 1 and 2
procedure must be carried out at least 8 weeks prior
to any holidays
shoes/sandals should be worn for 6 weeks or more
heels should not be worn for several weeks
- Your activity must be modified for 4-8 weeks after the procedure while healing occurs
of the medial side (inside) of the left big toenail.
Ingrowing toenail before nail surgery
Showing part of nail to be removed
Ingrowing toenail just after nail surgery
Ingrowing toenail dressing
Ingrowing Toenail during healing from nail surgery
Ingrowing toenail a few months after nail surgery. The area is healed.
Guarantee - if regrowth
Very occasionally re-growth of the toenail will occur. Should this happen and the toenail is still a problem the procedure will be redone at no expense.