Finger and Toenail surgery

Surgery to repair nail beds or to address nail deformities, such as ingrown nails, is typically performed by a medical professional. The specific procedure and approach used depend on the nature and severity of the nail problem. Here are some common surgical procedures related to nail repair and deformity correction:

  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery: Ingrown toenails occur when the edge of the nail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain, redness, and potential infection. Surgical options to address ingrown toenails include partial or total nail avulsion, in which a portion or the entire nail is removed to allow the affected area to heal properly.
  • Nail Bed Repair: Nail bed injuries or deformities may result from trauma or other causes. Surgical repair may involve removing damaged tissue, suturing the nail bed, and, if necessary, securing the nail in its proper position.
  • Nail Biopsy: If there are concerns about a nail lesion or abnormality, a nail biopsy may be performed to collect a small tissue sample for further examination and diagnosis.

These procedures are typically performed under local anaesthesia to minimise pain and discomfort. Recovery time and aftercare instructions will vary depending on the specific surgery. It’s important to consult with your doctor, to determine the most appropriate treatment for your specific nail issue and to discuss the potential risks and benefits associated with surgical interventions.