Nail Surgery

Ingrown Toenail surgery Tweed Coast

Podiatrist — Toenail Surgery in Kingscliff, NSW
Ingrown toenails are a painful condition. While they are more common in those who wear ill-fitting shoes, they can happen to anyone. Most cases can be treated without surgical means, but in severe cases, toenail surgery may be needed to correct this issue.

We provide the nail matrix sterilisation procedure, which involves removing part, or all, of the nail plate. We'll also do ongoing consultations to ensure you are recovering well at home, and provide any follow-up care as needed to prevent the risk of infection and other rare complications.
Podiatrist Checks the Patient's Foot — Toenail Surgery in Kingscliff, NSW

How Do you tell if you need nail surgery?


We will help you determine if having surgical removal is the right option for your situation. In general, nail surgeries are reserved for those cases that have not responded to less invasive measures. Additionally, it might be the right choice for those who have severely ingrown nails, even if other methods haven't been sought yet.

When you come in for your appointment, we will assess your condition and discuss all potential treatment options that could be effective for you. In the event that nail surgery is recommended, rest assured that it is a routine, outpatient procedure which we have performed on many patients previously. In most cases, there are no complications, and when they do occur, they are relatively mild and can be taken care of here in our clinic.
Foot Consultation — Toenail Surgery in Kingscliff, NSW

What should I expect from toenail surgery?


Rest assured, you will feel no pain during the time of your surgery. We start by numbing the toe. Some patients report that the needle used to inject the anaesthetic is uncomfortable upon insertion, but this will quickly subside as the medication takes effect. The affected toe will remain numb throughout the duration of the surgery, so you will likely feel almost nothing during the operation itself.

Once it's complete and the anaesthetic wears off, you may experience some discomfort. This is usually manageable with over-the-counter pain medications, but we will discuss your pain management plan at the time of your operation. You should remain off your feet, the day of your procedure and you can revert back to normal activity the following day.
Surfer's Foot — Toenail Surgery in Kingscliff, NSW

Will my ingrown toenail recur?


The procedure is considered to be 93% effective, but we will give you pointers to help you prevent the condition from happening again. The primary thing to keep in mind is that shoes should fit snugly, but not tightly. You should also avoid wearing overly restrictive shoes on a regular basis, such as a heels and any footwear with a pointer toe.

Contact Us For More Information

If you believe you may need toenail surgery, get in touch with our team for more details. We'll meet with you for an initial consultation and offer any additional treatment options that might be available. If surgery is required, rest assured that we will be with you every step of the way to provide a successful surgery and easy recovery.