Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown Toenail Surgery.

When conservative treatment such as trimming and/or soaking are unable to alleviate the pain, discomfort or infection from an ingrown toenail, surgery is indicated. These are done in the office/clinical setting.

Partial nail resection.
This is where the offending nail border is clipped and removed without anesthesia usually involving the very end corner or tip of the nail.

Partial nail avulsion.
The partial nail avulsion is typically recommended for the first time an ingrown nail occurs on one border(side of the nail). This procedure is done under local anesthesia. The offending nail border is removed back to the root (matrix).


For Additional Information on
Ingrown Toenail Surgery



 

 

Ingrown Toenail Orange County

Total nail avulsion.
Also done in the office under local anesthesia. This procedure is indicated when the complete nail needs removing because of infection or both borders of the nail are involved.

Matrixectomy's, partial or complete.
These procedures are indicated when the ingrown nail has become chronic or recurring or the patient simply wishes not to have the possibility of recurrence in the future.

These procedures are the same as the above avulsions however included a chemical cauterization or removal of the matrix cells which grow the nail to prevent recurrence. In some cases a sharp dissection of the skin surrounding the nail border maybe necessary as well.

These procedures have a very high patient satisfaction rate.

Ingrown Toenail



Home | About Us | Common Foot Problems | Photo Gallery | Schedule an Appointment | Surgery Facilities | Contact Us
Foot and Ankle Surgery | Sports Medicine | Foot Cosmetics | Childrens Foot Care | The Doctors TV Show
The Doctors TV Show | What's New | Patient Resources

Copyright 2013 Philip Radovic D.P.M., All Rights Reserved
*Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Surgery