In certain circumstances and despite conservative
treatment, some toenails may require to be removed (Total Nail Avulsion - TNA) or have a small
section of the nail removed (Partial Nail Avulsion - PNA).
We would like to assure you that the techniques we use, using local anaesthetic make the procedure as painless as possible.
How will the toenail be removed?
There are three stages to the operation:
Will it be painful afterwards?
Some patients may experience slight discomfort after the anaesthetic has worn off.
If this occurs, routine doses of your usual painkiller are normally sufficient to reduce the discomfort.
It is advisable to bring loose fitting or open toed footwear with you on the day of the procedure.
Dressings and follow-up
You will normally require to attend the clinic to
have the toe dressed within a few days of the operation being carried out.
This treatment is available to all patients who have problems with painful toenails, subject to a brief assessment in order to ensure that there are no medical or surgical reasons why such a procedure should not be carried out.
Should you wish to discuss Nail Surgery further,
or should you have any question s about the information provided here,
please speak to any of the Podiatrists within the clinic. Nail Surgery is
normally carried out at our Beeston Chiropody Centre.
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