Toenail surgeries are procedures that we often carry out in our clinic as a solution to toenails that have become ingrown, involuted, disfigured, thickened or are affecting a patient’s quality of life, comfort, their risk of injury, or other negative effects.
The two main procedures we carry out are the:
- Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA), for ingrown toenails
- Total Nail Avulsion (TNA), for a variety of conditions
Both of these procedures may be carried out with or without a chemical matrixectomy. The descriptions of each of these procedures are below.
Unsure which procedure is best for you?
Don’t worry – that’s exactly why we’re here. Because ingrown toenails can start from something as simple as your footwear choice for one day, they are unfortunately very common. This is our area of expertise and we see a variety of ingrown toenails every day, from full-blown infected swollen toes to small ingrown nails that don’t appear “bad” but are still quite painful and will only worsen as the nail continues to grow.
We start each appointment by assessing the toenail and discussing the likely cause of the problem. We’ll then be able to go through each procedure and their outcomes, and give you all the information you need to help you make the best choice and get the best results for your feet. After you leave your appointment, if you have any questions, our team is available to speak to during business hours and can also reply by email. We always put your health and well-being first and are here to help you in any way we can!