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failed laser surgery

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Unregistered

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    In the past 3 years, my foot doctor has removed ingrown toenails from both big toes 3 times each in the office with lots of numbing shots. I went in to the hospital and had laster surgery on both TWICE. It is supposed to be permanent. Now, I have an ingrown nail on the same toe again toward the base of the cuticle again. This was supposed to be permanent. What do I do?
  2. If your goal is to remove the nail permenantly, then the objective is to destroy the nails growth center. Lazer treatment is one method, as is surgical removal or use of phenol - acid. If your objective is to grow a new nail that doesn't become ingrown, then additional treatment to surgically reduce the nail folds (tissue bordering the nail) enabling room for the nail tissue to grow without impinging or growing into the nail folds. Unfortunately having had multiple surgeries, you might want a second opinion, or your expectations may need to be adjusted.

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