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General Procedures

Resection of Ingrown Toe Nails

What is it?
Resection of the toe nail includes partial removal of the nail, or an offending piece of nail. The toe is injected with a local anaesthetic after which the physician will cut away the nail along the edge that is growing into the skin. The offending piece of nail is pulled out.

Who is it for?
Surgery is necessary if conservative treatment of a minor ingrown toenail does not succeed, or if the ingrown toenail is severe.

Recovery time
The entire procedure takes approximately fifteen minutes depending on the extent of the problem. The patient is allowed to go home about one hour after the procedure and the recovery time is anywhere from two weeks to two months, barring any complications such as an infection.

General Practitioner

Bouwer, Tienie

051 436 7117
General Practitioner

Nhlapo, Thembinkosi

051 030 0049 / 051 430 3206
General Practitioner

Theron, Philip

051 447 6690
General Practitioner

Van der Merwe, Koos

051 406 0221
General Practitioner

Walsh, David

051 444 1059
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