Ingrown Nail Surgery

Ingrown Nail Surgery

An ingrown nail occurs when the nail grows into the skin, causing pain, swelling, and redness. This can happen to any nail but most commonly affects the toenails.

There are several causes of ingrown nails, including improper nail trimming, tight shoes, injury to the nail, and genetic predisposition.

Treatment options for ingrown nails include soaking the affected area in warm water, wearing loose-fitting shoes, and gently lifting the edge of the nail out of the skin.

In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove a portion of the nail or the entire nail.

In severe cases of ingrown nails, surgical methods may be necessary to remove the affected portion of the nail. The surgical options include partial nail avulsion, total nail avulsion, and wedge resection. These procedures are typically performed by a podiatrist or a dermatologist under local anesthesia.

Partial nail avulsion involves removing the affected portion of the nail, while total nail avulsion involves removing the entire nail. A wedge resection involves removing a V-shaped section of the nail and the underlying tissue.

After the procedure, the area is typically covered with a dressing, and patients are advised to keep the area clean and dry. Pain medication may be prescribed to manage any discomfort.

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