Toe Nail Surgery
Warley Grange Health is delighted to offer toe nail surgery for painful ingrown toe nails. Please contact the clinic if you would like further information.
An ingrown toenail develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. This causes the skin to become red, swollen and tender. An ingrown toenail may become infected without treatment and antibiotics may be required.
Nail surgery may be recommended if the problem reoccurs.
Depending upon the severity of symptoms this may involve either a Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA) whereby the nail edge (or edges) is/are removed or a Total Nail Avulsion (TNA) whereby the whole nail is removed.
You will feel no pain during the procedure as a local anaesthetic is used. After the removal of the nail, a chemical called phenol will be applied to the exposed nail bed. Phenol prevents regrowth by destroying the nail cells. However some nail growth occasionally occurs at a future date. Healing can take between 4 to 8 weeks.
After surgery, a sterile dressing will be applied to the toe. The first redressing will be undertaken within 7 days of the surgery. You will be monitored at the clinic until your toe has completely healed.