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Ingrown toenails can cause various complications like ulcers and bone infections. Pay attention to ingrown toenails and receive appropriate care.

Toenail Problems | Ingrown Toenail Surgery in Jayanagar | Epiderma Clinic

Ingrown Toenail Surgery in Jayanagar | Epiderma Clinic


Basically, nails provide protection to the fingertips. But sometimes nail becomes a reason for severe pain in toe or immobility. The reason can be nail infection or ingrown nail or pincer condition. The ingrown toenail is treated surgically with nail avulsion or matrixectomy procedure.

Ingrown Toenail Surgery in Jayanagar | Epiderma Clinic

How does Toe nail surgery Treatment Works at Epiderma

Ingrown Toenail Surgery in Jayanagar | Epiderma Clinic provides ingrown toenail surgery in Jayanagar at an affordable cost. Nail avulsion involves removal of part or whole nail by separating the nail plate from the surrounding tissue. Depending up the nail condition either the separation is done at the proximal nail fold (lateral part of nail) or at hyponychium area (central distal part). 

Nail Avulsion Procedure:
  • Anaesthesia block is given to make the local area (finger) numb. 
  • Instrument with sharp edge is inserted for separating the nail plate from the underlying nail bed. 
  • The elevator (instrument) is reinserted in the lateral side of nail for separation
  • The separation is done with unique technique for minimizing the trauma to the uninvolved adjacent tissues. 
  • Dressing is done and advised for keeping it for 24 hours
  • Medication including anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory & pain killers are prescribed. 
Post Procedure Care:
  • Dressing needs to be maintained for 24 hours. 
  • Before removing the dressing, the operated area has to be soaked in warm water / saline for some time. 
  • Application of the povidone-iodine to promote healing.
  • The operated limb needs to be kept in elevated position to minimize the swelling & pain.
  • Activity to be kept minimal and soaking in warm water to be carried for 7-10 days.
Benefits of Nail Avulsion:
  • Effective treatment for the ingrown toe/finger nail.
  • Least chance for reoccurrence. 

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Nail avulsion is performed for treating fungal infection, pincer condition, warts can also apart from ingrown nail.

In the initial days after procedure, The operated part has to be maintained in elevated position for controlling swelling and pain.  Soaking in warm / salt water before changing the dressing helps in healing. Strenuous work needs to avoided for 8-10 days.

Following steps might help in preventing ingrown toenail or reoccurrence of ingrown toenail?

  • Toenail should not be cut from corners or too short
  • Trim toenails with clean instruments and cut it straight across
  • Pointed shoes or those pinching the toes should be avoided.
  • Properly fitting shoes should be worn that allow wiggling of toes
  • Footwear should not apply any pressure or cause trauma on the toenails
  • Foot hygiene should be maintained.
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