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Have you been suffering from painful ingrown toenails?

Redness? Recurring infections? Did you know there is a simple and straightforward procedure, performed by a podiatrist that can solve this problem for good?

What is a Partial Nail Avulsion?

A PNA is a simple procedure performed under local anaesthetic to remove the side portion of your toenail, to reduce it irritating the skin.

In order to achieve this, the nail must be detached from the nail bed underneath, and loosened where it attaches at the base of the growth plate.

In years gone by, this would require a visit to a surgeon and a trip to theatre.

Nowadays it’s much less invasive. No stitches are required, and there is usually little bleeding and very few side effects.

A chemical called phenol is applied to the nail matrix cells, in order to prevent this side of the nail ever growing back again.

If conservative nail care has failed to keep you pain free, then a PNA may be the solution you need.

To find out more about Partial Nail Avulsions, read more in our brochure, or give our friendly team a call for more information.


All information is general and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.


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