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permanent toenail removal
9/21 15:03:58

hey, my great toenail on the right foot got infected back in January 2009.Doctor removed only part of my nail but few months later it got infected again. I had it completely removed in August. Now that it almost grew back, it got infected again. I was wondering if my doctor could remove only part of my toenail, but permanently remove it?

This Chicago & Elmhurst Podiatrist says.....

A small part of the toenail can be permanently removed.
You should have a conversation with your Doctor as to why the infection keeps recurring.
That should allow you to choose the best toenail procedure(onychectomy) for your particular case.
Make sure the doctor is a Podiatrist who has been in practice a few years. That Podiatrist will know several nail surgery procedures and would be able to pick the best one for you. Sometimes a small piece of the overgrown skin also needs to be removed.

Hope this helps Kasandra!
Good Luck My Friend!

Dr George Tsatsos & Svetlana Zats
Podiatrist Chicago 60618 & Elmhurst 60126 Podiatrists
Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery & Orthopedics
New South Loop Location-Chicago 60661

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