Nail surgery is what we do for ingrowing toe nails or for very damaged nails.
For ingrowing nails, we remove the side section which is causing the pain.
For damaged nails often we will remove the whole nail.
The procedure involves local anaesthetic, similar to the dentist, we make the area numb which allows us to remove the problem without pain. We apply a chemical that stops the nail from growing again.
A dressing is applied and a follow up appointment is booked usually 2 days post surgery.
You will be given instructions on how to care for your wound.
Typically, the toe will no longer require a dressing after about 5 or 6 weeks. Dressings after the initial dressing are a simple plaster.