Ingrown toenails can be very painful and cause complications if they are not treated in a timely manner. In our office, we remove ingrown toenails for relief in a procedure called a “matrixectomy”. The procedure is relatively simple, pain-free, and results in much better comfort for the patient.
A matrixectomy involves the removal or destruction of part or all of the nail matrix, which is responsible for nail growth. This procedure is typically performed to treat chronic ingrown toenails that have not responded to other treatments such as soaking, antibiotics or nail braces. If left untreated, ingrown toenails can lead to pain, infection, and even the formation of an abscess. A matrixectomy can offer long-lasting relief and help our patients get back to their daily activities without worrying about recurring ingrown toenails.