A typical ingrown nail is a painful, inflamed nail edge and is one of the more common nail ailments affecting people of all ages.
Our Podiatrist can remove the offending section of nail conservatively. We will also show you the correct ways of addressing your nails without causing damage to the surrounding tissue.
If your ingrown toenail is recurring, the Elite Foot Care team offers permanent removal of your ingrown toenail with non-invasive nail surgery. This procedure is simple, painless and assures that the nail causing your pain will not return.
Ingrown toenails are one of the most common complaints podiatrists treat. A procedure called partial nail avulsion (PNA) can be a permanent and painless procedure for a persistent ingrown toenail. This may be necessary when a nail is repeatedly getting infected, painful, activities of daily living are affected, the person is unable to play sport and the person is unable to wear footwear.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia; a tourniquet is placed around the affected toe to reduce bleeding. Using specialised tools, the nail plate is lifted and the protruding spicule is removed. A chemical is used to destroy the nail matrix making the procedure permanent. There are no stitches required and the patients’ toe is cleaned and dressed. A PNA is performed in the clinic room and the patient is able to leave the same day.
A follow up after 4 days is required for evaluation of the surgical site to check for healing, infection and a new dressing is applied.
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