Bounce Podiatry provides surgical options for ingrown toenails and plantar warts.
Surgery is recommended for ingrown toenails that have failed conservative treatment, or are frequently recurring. A partial nail avulsion with phenolisation removes the offending nail spicule that is pressing into the skin. Prior to the procedure informed consent is gained and any risks are outlined. A local anaesthetic is injected into the toe and the piece of nail is removed. To ensure the nail does not grow back a chemical called Phenol is applied to kill any remaining nail cells. You may get some discomfort the first few days but otherwise should be able to function normally.
Plantar Warts- Multiple Puncture Technique
We use the multiple puncture technique for treating plantar warts/verrucae. This technique is useful for warts that are resilient to other conservative treatment options. Prior to the procedure informed consent is gained and any risks are outlined. A local anaesthetic is applied to the area around the wart. A hypodermic needle is then used to puncture the wart multiple times. This technique stimulates a local immune response. A black scab forms over the wart and after 4-6 weeks falls off. After approximately 12 weeks the wart should disappear. The theory behind this technique is to stimulate the body’s own immunity to fight the wart virus.