About Nail Surgery
At Perfect Balance, our expert podiatrist team are equipped to carry out minor nail surgery in London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and will work with you to get you great results. Nail surgery is a common procedure carried out by a podiatrist to remove part, or all of a problem toenail. If the whole nail is removed it is call a Total Nail Avulsion, often abbreviated to TNA. If only part of the nail is removed, which is the most common operation, then it is termed a Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA).
Problem nails include infected, ingrowing toenails or damaged, distorted thick nails that are causing pain and have not responded to conservative treatment. Phenol is applied to the underlying nail matrix to help stop regrowth of the nail. This procedure is known as Phenol Matricectomy and has a success rate of around 95% in preventing re-growth.
We often see people who have medical conditions that cause recurrent issues. Nail surgery is carried out to provide permanent pain relief and / or preventing recurrent infections in problem toes. Occasionally, it is carried out for cosmetic reasons.