Safe and painless surgical removal of ingrown toenails (full or partial nail avulsion) under local anaesthetic. Includes postoperative review and dressing changes.
Most commonly occurring in the big toe, ingrown toenails can be extremely painful and prone to infection. An ingrown nail is when the corner or side of the nail grows into the surrounding skin causing pain, redness and swelling. Nails can become ingrown as a result of an injury, for example stubbing the toe, or picking, ripping or tearing the nails. Involuted or excessively curved nails can also become ingrown, causing ongoing problems.
At Podium, our podiatrists will provide a comprehensive skin and nail assessment and discuss all treatment options (conservative and surgical) for an ingrown nail. If surgery is required, our clinicians are trained to perform painless nail surgery under local anaesthetic using strict infection control procedures. Postoperative review includes dressing changes, and advice on self-management, to ensure satisfactory wound healing and reduced risk of recurrence.