Toe Nail Surgery

The problem with an ingrown toenail, is the nail itself. The nail plate does not belong in the subcutaneous tissue and it causes a foreign body reaction. The pain, redness and swelling are from your body's defense system.

The procedure of choice is the phenol-alcohol procedure. This procedure is usually performed in the clinic under local anaesthesia. After numbing the toe, the ingrown border of the nail is removed and the root is cauterized to prevent the nail from regrowing.

This is a permanent correction in 95% of cases.

After the procedure you can expect your toe to remain numb for several hours. So few patients report discomfot that pain medications are not routinely prescribed.

Ten days of follow-up care are included in the fee, after which, most patients are discharged.

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