Chemical Matrixectomy Procedure for Ingrown Toenails
Chemical Matrixectomy – Sodium Hydroxide Chemical Matrixectomies are the preferred method of chemical matrixetomies for Ingrown Toenails performed at Advanced Foot and Ankle Center. The advantages of this procedure outweigh the disadvantages and result in a high success rate. Documented success rates are over 98%. An advantage of the chemical matrixectomy is little to no post operative discomfort for most patients as well as lack of disability following the procedure. A patient can often return to work following the procedure. This procedure is performed in the office with the use of special instruments designed specifically for the procedure.
If the entire nail is removed and a chemical matrixectomy is performed, healing time can be 3-8 weeks. Partial nail removal with a chemical matrixectomy takes 2-4 weeks to heal.
Post operative care of a chemical matrixectomy is important. At Advanced Foot and Ankle Center, our physicians advise daily cleaning in the shower or bath with liquid soap and a wash cloth. In addition, daily application of Amerigel wound gel is important until the toe is completely healed. The patient may also soak the involved foot twice daily for 15 minutes in warm water mixed with epsom salt and vinegar followed by application of antibiotic ointment and a band aid.
Phenol and Alcohol chemical matrixectomies are another treatment method for ingrown toenails. At Advanced Foot and Ankle Center our physicians choose to use sodium hydroxide over Phenol due to decreased recovery time with sodium hydroxide.
The physicians at Advanced Foot and Ankle Center in McKinney and Prosper, Texas have years of experience in performing ingrown toenail procedures. Our team will make you feel at ease as we treat your toenail condition. Please call us at 972-542-2155 to schedule an appointment with one of our foot and ankle specialists.
Dr. Eric Silvers is a highly-trained foot and ankle surgeon specializing in the treatment and resolution of toenail pathologies.
He has offices located in McKinney, TX & Prosper, TX.
Please call 972-542-2155 to schedule an appointment today!