Why are nail surgeries carried out?
Nail surgeries are processed by a nail specialist doctor in the following circumstances:
- Malformed Toenails
- Infected Toenails
- Thick Toenails
- Ingrown Toenails
- Painful Toenails
What are the symptoms that elicit surgery?
The big toe is usually affected, either on one or both sides. The nail curls and stabs the skin, which becomes red, inflamed, and tender. Other prospective symptoms include:
- swelling of the skin at the tip of the toe
- white or yellow pus flowing out from the affected area
- an accumulation of fluid within the region close the toe
- pain if pressure is placed on the toe
- an overgrowth of skin around the affected toe
What is the procedure that we execute?
The doctor will surgically remove a portion of the nail, a part of the underlying nail bed, some of the nearby soft, and even a part of the growth zone. Nail surgery in Delhi is effective in removing the nail edge from growing inward and cutting into the fleshy pleats as the toenail grows forward. Perpetual removal of the nail is also recommended for children with chronic, repeated infections in developing toenails.
How long will it take to recover from nail surgery?
The healing rate varies from individual to individual. However, averagely, a partial nail avulsion can take 4-6 weeks to heal and a complete nail avulsion can take 8-10 weeks to heal. If the post-operative guidance is followed then these healing times can be lessened.
When can I go back to work/school after nail surgery?
We would recommend the day of the surgery to rest with your foot kept elevated. Returning to work or school depends on the individual and activities. Few patients take a second day off and then feel fine to return. It is vital that footwear is wide enough to lodge the dressing and the toe gets no heaviness from shoes or any other outside force. So if this can be evaded then go back to work or school as soon as you feel okay to do so.
Will I have an anesthetic if I have nail surgery?
Yes, you will have a local anesthetic for nail surgery which should make your toe numb and guarantee the surgery is as pain-free as possible.
If you are in scores of pain and/or the infection keeps coming back, the doctor may surgically confiscate a part of your toenail. If you are distressed because of such nail problems and looking for a nail specialist in South Delhi, then refer to Tvak Skin & Laser Clinic. At our clinic, Dr. Kashyap and Dr. Noor offer numerous treatment options for all nail-related infections.