Ingrown Toenail Surgery
Ingrown toenail surgery is a simple “walk in walk out” procedure which consists of the following simple 4-step procedure:
- An injection of local anaesthetic is administered to the toe.
- The ingrown section of nail is cut out at the root.
- A chemical technique called phenolisaton is used to prevent regrowth of the offending section of nail.
- The toe is cleaned and appropriately dressed with antiseptic to minimise post-op infection.
Wound needs to be checked in 1 week time and re-dressed. Recovery time is around 3-6 weeks with a couple of dressing changes and a final check up to ensure proper recovery.