Ingrown nail is a painful condition happens when the toenail grows down into the skin. It most commonly affects the big toe, with the corner of the nail growing into the nail bed.
Ingrown toenail surgery is usually an outpatient procedure that involves the use of local anesthesia. The surgery can either be a partial avulsion or complete removal of the toe nail. Sometimes Matrixectomy is done when the patient has had chronic ingrown nails, or previous treatments have failed to prevent recurrence. It involves the removal of the nail bed in addition to the nail.