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Minor surgery

The most frequent podiatric procedure is the ingrown toenail surgery called matricectomy.

The procedure

It consists in removing, under local anesthesia, a portion of the ingrown toenail and applying a chemical product to prevent regrowth of the nail.

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Condition :

Ingrown toenail

This frequently seen problem can be treated by cutting the portion of the nail that has penetrated the skin with a technique called slant back. It can also be permanently treated under local anesthesia with a minor surgery called partial matricectomy.

•Redness, swelling and pain at the periphery of the nail ;
•Possible discharge of pus.

Ingrown toenail