Nail surgery may be needed for biopsy of suspicious lesions or when an ingrown nail begins to cause pain or becomes infected. Ingrown nails occur when the corner or side of a nail grows into the flesh of the toe or finger. Many cases of ingrown nails happen on the big toe. Often, individuals with ingrown nails feel pain, inflammation, and swelling and infection can occur as a result.
Through nail surgery, suspicious growths or ingrown nails can be removed.
Some suspicious lesions need biopsy or treatment by nail surgery.
Removing an ingrown nail through nail surgery brings relief and comfort to patients in pain.
If the ingrown nail is infected, removing the ingrown piece and keeping the area clean allows the infection to heal.
Local anesthesia will be applied to the finger or toe to provide the most comfort and pain-free experience possible.
After the area is anesthetized, your provider will then remove the nail and then complete the procedure by covering with a bandage.
Following nail surgery, it’s important to keep the area clean and bandaged.
Soaking in warm water with epsom salt can help reduce swelling and inflammation, and antibiotic ointment can help keep infections at bay.
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