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Nail surgery

Ingrowing nail (left hand side)

This person had an ingrowing nail which kept becoming infected. You can see from the large bulbous area of the toe that it was causing a lot of pain.

This picture was taken just after the injection of anaesthetic – see the two red blobs of the injection site further down the big toe.

Generally even if only one side of the nail is the issue, both sides are removed as evidence suggests that there is a movement of the nail plate when a section is removed which will in time cause a similar problem on the adjacent side.

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