Nail surgeries are needed to treat abnormal conditions of nails like ingrown nails, fungal or bacterial nail infections etc.
Types of nail surgeries –
1. Partial Nail Avulsion – Partial Nail Avulsion required a strip of nail to be removed from the affected nail.
Benefits of Partial Nail Avulsion –
Less treatment and recovery time
Removes infected parts of the nail
2. Matricectomy –
Matricectomy is a surgical method of destroying complete or selected parts of the base nail/ nail matrix of the affected nails.
Benefits of Matricectomy –
It is an effective cure for recurrent conditions of ingrown nails.
What one should expect from nail surgeries –
Some amount of bleeding during the surgery.
Some amount of pain or discomfort would exist till the wounds heal.
What one should do before a nail surgery –
Consult the doctor for pre-surgery measures.
Avoid medication that causes blood thinning.
What one should do after a nail surgery –
Use appropriate bandage.
Keep the nails dry and free from infections.
Check for infections/ complications and contact the doctor immediately.
Avoid activities that strain the treated nails.
For toe nail surgeries, one should wear loose and comfortable footwear.
Reduction in visible appearance of scars