Ingrown Toenail Surgery

What is it?

irown nail surgery is a procedure performed in our rooms by your Podiatrists to treat your ingrown toenails.

An ingrown toenail is a nail that has pierced or is pressing against the adjacent skin of the toe. This nail can cause pain, inflammation and infection.

Nail surgery is a great option if your ingrown nail keeps coming back on a regular basis. This is a long term fix.



What Are The Benefits?

The intended benefits of the procedure will be individual to you and will be discussed at your intial appoitment. In general, benefits will be:

  • To cure the ingrowing toenail
  • To resolve pain or problematic nail conditions
  • To eliminate or reduce risk of / from infection
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What Happens?

Your Podiatrist starts by assessing your suitability for the procedure by discussing your medical history, the medications that you are currently taking and does an examination of the blood supply to your foot.

The procedure itself is performed under local anaesthetic to numb the area.

The offending portion of toenail is removed and the nail bed is treated to prevent regrowth.

A series of two follow up appointments are made for you to ensure that the toe is healing well after the procedure.