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Ingrowing Toe Nail Excision

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This is a surgical procedure to remove a part of or an entire ingrown toenail (top corner of a toenail grown into the adjacent flesh) under local anaesthesia. Scissors and other tools are used for separating the toenail from the nailbed as the doctor makes a vertical cut from the ingrown side down to the cuticle, then the cut section is removed, then phenol is used to disrupt the nail matrix for stopping bleeding and preventing regrowth.