Nail Surgery

Surgical nail removal can be done for severe or returning fungal nail infections. The entire nail (avulsion) or only part of the nail (debridement) can be removed.
Surgical nail removal can be done in a clinic or your doctors office. Your doctor will give you an injection in the finger or toe to prevent pain. He or she will then loosen the skin around the nail (nail folds) from the nail and separate the nail from the skin by using a tool under the nail. If only part of the nail is diseased, only the diseased part is removed.
If you want to avoid future infection by preventing the nail from growing back, your doctor can destroy the nail matrix. This is accomplished by applying a chemical to the cuticle area after the nail plate is removed.
An ointment is applied to the wound, which is then covered with gauze and tape.

What To Expect After Surgery

  • If your doctor told you how to care for your wound, follow your doctors instructions. If you did not get instructions, follow this general advice:
  • After the first 24 to 48 hours, wash around the wound with clean water 2 times a day. Dont use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which can slow healing.
  • You may cover the wound with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and a nonstick bandage. Apply more petroleum jelly and replace the bandage as needed.
  • The wound should heal within a few weeks. Fingernails may take 6 months to grow back, and toenails may take 12 to 18 months to grow back.

SAB Clinic offers a variety of services in Gurgaon, including
  • Nail Surgery
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