this treatment can help with ingrown, deformed and infected toe nails
TOE NAIL SURGERY
Removal of part or all of the nail which is causing pain, inflammation and sometimes infection. In the case of an infection it is important that problem is treated quickly and efficiently to avoid future problems.
Includes two further dressing/follow up appointments
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
All nail surgery procedures are performed under a local anaesthetic, this will make the toe completely numb. This means the procedure can go ahead with feeling no pain for the duration. We will perform one of two possible methods of nail surgery, which are:
Partial Nail Avulsion:
This when a small section of nail is removed. Following which a chemical treatment called Phenol is applied to prevent regrowth.
Total Nail Avulsion:
The same procedure as above, although the entire nail is removed. This is seen as a more permanent solution and used more in cases where the nail is severly ingrown or thickened.
Written consent is required for this procedure and a pre-surgery assessment carried out.
If, the patient is under 16 then parental/ or guardian consent is required.
READY TO BOOK?
For this appointment it is important to have the appropriate medical history as this will allow our podiatrists to identify and treat the problem more effectively. If you have any previous GP refferal notes, scans or test results please bring these with you.
You will need the following for your appointment:
A pair of shorts. A selection of footwear, 1 to 3 pairs of shoes (footwear you wear daily/ and or your sporting footwear).