Partial nail avulsion and phenolisation

Also known as PNA, this is a minor surgical procedure to relieve symptoms and prevent regrowth of a painful and/or infected ingrown toenail. Firstly, the digit is anaesthetized with two small injections of local anesthetic at the base of the toe. The offending piece of nail can then be surgically removed down to the base (beyond the cuticle) and lastly a substance called Phenol is applied to prevent regrowth of that nail edge. The whole procedure will take less than 20 minutes and full recovery can be expected within 4-6 weeks.