Ingrown toenail

  • By 100000207901
  • 26 Mar, 2017

An ingrown toe nail is caused by the pressure from the inward growth of the nail edge into the skin of the toe, an ingrown toe nail can initially present minor discomfort. Once the edge of the nail breaks through the skin it produces inflammation that may lead to an infection in the adjacent skin and/ or become a reoccurring problem.

Most commonly affect the large toes, however any toe nail can be affected. Signs and symptoms of an ingrown toenail include redness, pain, swelling and sometimes there may be a clear to yellowish liquid that will drain from the area, if this becomes infected it will become a pus drainage.

To prevent ingrown toe nails occurring you should follow the below instructions:

·         Proper trimming.  Cut toenails in a fairly straight line, and don’t cut them too short. You should be able to get your fingernail under the sides and end of the nail.

·         Well-fitted shoes and socks.  Don’t wear shoes that are short or tight in the toe area. Avoid shoes that are loose, because they too cause pressure on the toes, especially when running or walking briskly.

A new treatment for an ingrown toenail composed of memory alloy has been developed, the Nail It System. The use of a great toe block will be used to prevent pain during the procedure. Your ingrown nail will be straightened using tools by your orthopaedic surgeon. The whole nail will be measured and a Nail It hook will be set up to straighten the nail. Once prepared the hook will be positioned across your toenail and the orthopaedic surgeon will slide the hook down the nail to the beginning of the deformity and set the hook.

 At Specialist Foot and Ankle Group we utilise the latest techniques to manage conditions of the foot and ankle. Our aim is to explore non operative techniques in the first instance or when necessary provide joint preserving minimally invasive surgical options. Even minimally invasive techniques can carry some risks, however, this technique does allow more possibilities in the management of disease. Before deciding on surgery it is important you feel comfortable with your decision therefore we like to allow ample opportunity for you to ask any relevant questions. It may be useful to write down any questions you would like to ask Dr Slater and bring them along to your appointment. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly staff.

 

At Specialist Foot and Ankle Group our aim is to provide you with the latest techniques to ensure optimal results.

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Dr Gordon Slater orthopaedic surgeon specialising in foot and ankle surgery, Sydney

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After minimally invasive surgery the bones will be realigned held in place with specialised screws. Overtime the bones will remodel as they heal.

  At Specialist Foot and Ankle Group we utilise the latest techniques to manage conditions of the foot and ankle. Our aim is to explore non operative techniques in the first instance or when necessary provide joint preserving minimally invasive surgical options. Even minimally invasive techniques can carry some risks, however, this technique does allow more possibilities in the management of disease. Before deciding on surgery it is important you feel comfortable with your decision therefore we like to allow ample opportunity for you to ask any relevant questions. It may be useful to write down any questions you would like to ask Dr Slater and bring them along to your appointment. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly staff.

 At Specialist Foot and Ankle Group our aim is to provide you with the latest techniques to ensure optimal results.

 


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Immediately after surgery your foot will have a post op bunion dressing as shown. The bandage should stay for 10 to 14 days after this a slimmer dressing is applied. The surgery is a day case with immediate weight bearing following.

 

 At Specialist Foot and Ankle Group we utilise the latest techniques to manage conditions of the foot and ankle. Our aim is to explore non operative techniques in the first instance or when necessary provide joint preserving minimally invasive surgical options. Even minimally invasive techniques can carry some risks, however, this technique does allow more possibilities in the management of disease. Before deciding on surgery it is important you feel comfortable with your decision therefore we like to allow ample opportunity for you to ask any relevant questions. It may be useful to write down any questions you would like to ask Dr Slater and bring them along to your appointment. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly staff.

 

At Specialist Foot and Ankle Group our aim is to provide you with the latest techniques to ensure optimal results.

 



 


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