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Nail Surgery

Ingrown toe nails and Nail Surgery

Ingrown toe nails can be caused by abnormally curved, damaged, fungal or thickened toe nails that grow into the adjacent skin. Shoe wear can also cause ingrown or painful nails. They are often easily treated conservatively by a podiatrist in the clinic rooms by gently cutting away the offending nail spicule and then educating the patient on appropriate shoe wear and nail cutting techniques to prevent problems in the future.

Nail surgery is a common and effective treatment for painful ingrown toe nails that are not resolving with conservative care. This may be suggested by your podiatrist if the problem is reoccurring regularly, causing ongoing pain or if the nail edge keeps becoming infected.

The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic which numbs the toe that is being treated and the anaesthesia will last for 1-2 hours following the surgery. The procedure is conducted in the clinic rooms under strict sterilisation to minimise the risk of infection. A tourniquet is applied to the toe to minimise bleeding during the surgery. The offending portion of nail will then be gently trimmed away without the need to cut any skin. A chemical is then used on the root of the nail to prevent that section of nail from regrowing and causing problems in the future.

The patient is able to walk straight away following the surgery however it is advisable to have someone to assist you to get home. Minimal pain relief medication is usually required however this can be discussed with your podiatrist. Dressings at home will also be discussed following the procedure. The podiatrist will then see you again in the next few days following the surgery to check on your recovery and once the toe has healed the nail will look normal, just slightly narrower than before.

Having performed countless numbers of this type of surgery, you can be confident that you will receive the best possible care from the team at AC Podiatry.

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Address: 101 Halifax Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000 

This location is a Bupa Members First provider.

Our Adelaide CBD clinic is located on the southern side of Halifax Street, between Pulteney Street and King William Road. Our building can be found opposite the Rob Roy Hotel.

Accessibility: Located on the ground floor.

Parking: Onsite patient car parking (directly out the front), ample free street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Opening Hours:

Tuesday:8.00am-4.00pm
Thursday:8.30am-5.00pm
Friday:8.00am-3.00pm

Address: 500 Magill Road, MAGILL SA 5072

Our Magill clinic is located inside the Move for Better Health Building working alongside iNform Health and Fitness, Move Physiotherapy, 360-Me Nutrition and NLC Psychology. This clinic can be found on the corner of Briant Road and Magill Road. 

Accessibility: Ramp facilities, located on ground floor, disabled parking.

Parking: Onsite free car parking, ample street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Tuesday:9.00am-5.00pm

Address: 277 Unley Road, MALVERN SA 5061

Our Malvern clinic is located inside the Move for Better Health Building working alongside iNform Health and Fitness, Move Physiotherapy, 360-Me Nutrition and NLC Psychology. This clinic can be found on the corner of Fisher Street and Unley Road.

Accessibility: Ramp facilities, located on ground floor, disabled parking.

Parking: Onsite free car parking, ample street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Opening Hours:

Monday:8.00am-2.00pm
Wednesday:8.00am-4.00pm
Saturday:8.00am-12.00pm

Address: Suite 5, 81-83 Smart Road, MODBURY SA 5092 

This location is a Bupa Members First provider

Our Modbury clinic is located on Smart Road, opposite the back entrance to the Tea Tree Plaza car park. The entrance to our car park is at the smaller roundabout, heading east up Smart Road.

Accessibility: Ramp facilities, located on ground floor, disabled parking.

Parking: Onsite free car parking, ample street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Opening Hours:

Monday:10.00am-7.00pm
Wednesday:8.30am-5.00pm
Thursday:9.00am-5.30pm
Friday:8.00am-4.00pm

Address: Level 1, 132-134 Fosters Road HILLCREST SA 5086

This location is a Bupa Members First provider.

Our Oakden clinic is located on Level One of the Oakden Medical Centre. The building is a two storey white building on the eastern side of Fosters Road, before reaching the Northgate Shopping Centre.  

Accessibility: Lift and ramp facilities, disabled parking.

Parking: Onsite free car parking, ample street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Opening Hours:

Monday:8.30am-7.00pm
Tuesday:8.30am-5.00pm
Wednesday:9.00am-5.00pm
Thursday:8.30am-4.00pm
Friday:8.00am-4.00pm