Podiatrists are especially trained to perform nail surgery if necessary. Often if conservative management is not helping with pain or prevention of recurring infections due to ingrowing nails, then nail surgery is a good option to get rid of the pain once and for all.
Nail surgery is a simple procedure, we use anaesthetic on the affected toe first to ensure you do not feel anything throughout the procedure. Once the partial or whole nail is removed, we use Phenol at the matrix root to prevent regrowth. Often a few Panadol tablets post surgery on the day/after is all you will need if there are any discomfort. Recovery is quite fast as we do not cut any flesh open. You will require 3 follow up visits to check the toe post surgery to make sure it is healing well.
1 week post surgery
1 month post surgery - healed