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Dr. Jeffrey Lucido
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Surgical Removal Of A Fingernail Or Toenail (Overview)

Local anesthetic is administered to numb the toe, then a nail splitter is used to cut a portion of the nail. The nail section is removed and then a chemical applied to cauterized the tissue. This will stop the nail from growing back. An antiseptic and dressing is then applied.


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What is the definition or description of: surgical removal of a fingernail or toenail?

What is the definition or description of: surgical removal of a fingernail or toenail?

See below: Local anesthetic is administered to numb the toe, then a nail splitter is used to cut a portion of the nail. The nail section is removed and then a chemical applied to cauterized the tissue. This will stop the nail from growing back. An antiseptic and dressing is then applied. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Lucido
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Surgical Removal Of A Fingernail Or Toenail (Overview)

Local anesthetic is administered to numb the toe, then a nail splitter is used to cut a portion of the nail. The nail section is removed and then a chemical applied to cauterized the tissue. This will stop the nail from growing back. An antiseptic and dressing is then applied.


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It's been one week since my foot surgery (midfoot fracture excision and curettage of cysts) and the top of my foot is still numb. Is this normal?

It's been one week since my foot surgery (midfoot fracture excision and curettage of cysts) and the top of my foot is still numb. Is this normal?

Of all the Nerve.: Being numb after one week is well within normal limits. Sometimes there is little or no numbness and other times, well. Give it some time to recover, say several months. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Surgical removal of a fingernail or toenail (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Would a fingernail removal be considered a procedure or a surgery?

Would a fingernail removal be considered a procedure or a surgery?

Minor procedure: This typically requires an injectable anesthetic and is considered a minor procedure which is, for all intents and purposes, equivalent to a minor surgery but this does not require hospitalization and is commonly performed in an office exam room. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Surgical removal of a fingernail or toenail (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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How Much Will Eye Surgery cost ? An what will Happen if I don't get eye surgery? For the fingernail removal ?

How Much Will Eye Surgery cost ? An what will Happen if I don't get eye surgery? For the fingernail removal ?

EYE SURGERY COST ETC: HAVE SEEN AN EYE SURGEON? DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE? IT SOUNDS AS IF YOU NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR VERY SOON. IF YOU DONT TAKE CARE OF IT RIGHT AWAY, IT WILL LEAD TO SEVERE COMPLICATIONS, INCLUDING BLINDNESS. PLEASE DO IT RIGHT AWAY! ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Surgical removal of a fingernail or toenail (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Surgical removal of a fingernail or toenail (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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What health insurance plan covers toenail fungus medication and nail removal surgery?

What health insurance plan covers toenail fungus medication and nail removal surgery?

Most: Some plans will require pre-authorization for medication. I don't know of any plan that will not cover nail removal ...Read more

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What causes an ingrown toenail that has been removed after surgery to continue to be painful phenol was applied callus removed 10months post removal?

What causes an ingrown toenail that has been removed after surgery to continue to be painful phenol was applied callus removed 10months post removal?

Ingrown nail painful: 10 months post removal can be due to few reasons. You may have regrowth of ingrown nail or you may have a matrix cyst formed in corner or slightly more nail may need to be removed to cure your problem. Either way return to your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Surgical removal of a fingernail or toenail (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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For what length of time do you have to be in the hospital for staph surgical removal?

For what length of time do you have to be in the hospital for staph surgical removal?

Staples?: I believe there might have been a typo in your question. For staples or sutures removal you may not need to go to the hospital at all, this is usually done in the office. If this followed a staph infection on a wound you will not have to stay in the hospital after removal unless immediate complications, bleeding or persistent infection. ...Read more

Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
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Surgical removal of a fingernail or toenail (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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Can the surgical removal of adenoids change the shape of your nose (make it appear broken)?

Can the surgical removal of adenoids change the shape of your nose (make it appear broken)?

Not likely: Adenoids are lymph glands in the back of the throat and removal of adenoids should not affect the shape of the nose, unless it get broken due to some mishap. ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more