Ingrown Toenail Surgery

Nail avulsion surgery is indicated for chronic and recurring ingrowing toenails, that have negative impact on your lifestyle. 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.


Book in with one of our podiatrists for ingrown toenail and a pre-surgery assessment, where we prepare you for your ingrown toenail surgery, discuss details of the procedure and provide aftercare instructions.