THICKENED DEFORMITY OF TOENAILS
This condition can stem from a nail fungus, nail injury or it may be inherited. Sometimes other diagnostic tests, such as a nail culture, could be required. Fungus nails can often be treated with the new oral antifungal agents. When pain persists or conservative measures fail to give adequate relief of pain, treatment may require removal of the nail and destruction of the nail root.
This involves the use of a special high frequency laser. Fungus tissue and nail can be removed on a permanent basis when the nail root or growth center is destroyed with a laser.
CHEMICAL CAUTERIZATION FOR PERMANENT NAIL REMOVAL
This procedure involves the permanent removal of one or both sides of a toenail and the removal of fungus tissue if it is present. The root of the toenail is then treated with a chemical agent that destroys it. If the entire toenail needs to be removed, the same procedure is employed for the entire tissue under the nail and the complete root.
Toenail surgery is employed to alleviate the following types of deformities.
• Ingrowing Toenail
• Incurvated Nail
• Fungus Nail
• Thick Nail (Hypertrophied)
• Injury to a Toenail