A nail avulsion or partial nail avulsion involves the removal of the nail or –in the case of a partial nail avulsion– part of the nail. Often a nail avulsion is used to treat an ingrown toenail. For our nail avulsions we prefer to use a technique called phenolisation. We use phenolisation because the procedure has a very low rate of infection yet still dramatically lowers the chances of having a recurring ingrown toenail.
Nail avulsions or partial nail avulsions as mentioned above are most often used to treat ingrown toenails. If conservative efforts made to treat an ingrown toenail fail then a nail avulsion or partial nail avulsion is typically recommended.