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Nail Surgery

Nail Surgery

    • Many nail problems can be improved considerably by straightforward chiropody. However, nails that are very curved, hard or continually inflamed around the edges may require minor surgery to remove the problem. This is also true of nails which have become badly in-grown due to poor nail cutting over time.

 

    • If surgery is required then the treatment of choice for persistent ingrown toenails is partial Nail Avulsion with Phenolisation. The toe is numbed with an injection of anaesthetic, the offending section of nail is removed and part of the nail root from which it grew is selectively destroyed by applying a chemical.

 

  • The remaining nail and its root are left intact and will continue to grow normally, except that the nail will now be slightly narrower. The piece of removed nail that caused the problem does not grow again.

Devon Square Podiatry is a long established, professional podiatry practice. Our practitioners are fully qualified professionals and are registered with The Health and Care Professions Council and are members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.

  • History Taking
  • Examination
  • Diagnosis
  • A treatment based on these
nail surgery

  • Patients are understandably concerned about having to take time off after a procedure of this type. A day of rest is all that is necessary following the operation and many patients having a PNA choose to have it scheduled for a Friday evening for this reason. Then patients simply have to ensure that the dressings on the toe are kept dry between appointments.
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  • Re-dressings continue until the toe is healed. Usually the toe will require two to three re-dressings.
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  • An important part of the follow-up care is to attend for a check-up 3 months following the operation.

Treatments Provided

by Devon Square Podiatry

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