Partial Nail Removal (Matrixectomy)

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This procedure is used to remove the problem portion of an ingrown toenail and to prevent the ingrown toenail from recurring. Matrixectomy is performed under local anesthetic, and requires only a few minutes to complete.

What is a partial nail removal?

This detailed video explains the entire process of a partial nail removal (matrixectomy), including preparation, removing the nail, treating the matrix and end of procedure. Once the nail has been treated, the constricting band is removed and the toe is bandaged and wrapped. The toe will heal within a few weeks after the procedure.