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Ingrown Toenail Surgery

We commonly offer Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA) surgery which permanently removes the side of the nail that is causing damage to the skin. It is performed under local anaesthetic, with phenolisation of the nail matrix with a mild but safe acid, phenol. Phenol destroys the nail matrix therefore preventing future growth of the offending nail. It is a quick and effective procedure with a success rate of over 95% in resolving ingrowing toenail problems.


In rare cases such as for severely damaged or thickened toenails, a Total Nail Avulsion (TNA) procedure is approached, which permanently removes the entire nail.

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