We will look to resolve the troublesome in-growing or diseased nail using less invasive, non-surgical procedures and treatments first, nail surgery is often the final and more permanent solution.
During your assessment, your podiatrist will examine your affected nail, take a full medical history and give you aftercare advice and support. Your podiatrist will also advise how many dressings changes you will need.
During the surgery, the nail is partially or fully removed under local anesthetic. It can take up to 8 weeks for the nail area to heal.
We advise you to rest after your surgery, and if you are feeling well, you can go back to work the next day. Avoid driving immediately after your surgery as your foot may feel numb from the anaesthetic. You should also avoid high impact sports, swimming or any activity that increases pressure on your feet.