Infected Ingrown Toe Nail
Infected ingrown toe nails are a pain. I see this in the young teens and older age group. This is a very successful procedure in my hands. I do a nail matrix excision which gives you the quickest recovery time. I do not burn these with phenol which will take ages to heal and not very successful.
Tourniquet applied before the operation. Local anaethetic is inserted to the base of the nail before the tourniquet is applied,
Routine wedge resection of the nail is undertaken. The nail matrix on that side is taken out as well. The wound cleaned and stitched.
Operation complete. Tourniquet is removed. A firm pressure bandage is applied to stop bleeding. You will need some pain killers and antibiotics for a week. You need to keep the dressing dry. Dressing will be removed in 10 -14 days and the stitches are removed.
This is the result of toe nail opeation performed on a young man on both sides of the nail. He is very happy with the result and symptom free.