Nail surgeries

Broken, chipped and damaged nails can cause a lot of embarrassment in society. Dermacos has effective, quick surgeries that can help restore the natural shape of your nails and give that complete look to your hands.

Nail surgery is considered as a special branch in the area of hand and dermatologic surgery.It is not being widely performed, and many physicians do not feel at ease to perform the surgery. The objective of this contribution is to give a short overview to the most important surgical procedures in clinical practice. References from the literature and the author’s own experiences are condensed to describe what a dermatologic practitioner with knowledge of the nail and some surgical skills can perform. Nail surgery is to be done by using precise techniques which requires careful administration and attention to detail. Proper patient preparation starts with knowing the patient history and in identifying potential contraindications and further preventing unnecessary complications.Isopropyl alcohol scrub and chlorhexidine for disinfection and ropivacaine 1% for anesthesia are recommended by the author. The technique used for anesthesia depends on the type of surgery. Surgical procedures are described for diagnostic biopsies, nail avulsion in general, onychogryphosis, paronychia treatment, hematomas and bone fracture due to trauma, removal of subungual foreign bodies, ingrowing nails, pincer nails, warts, ungual fibrokeratomas, digital myxoid pseudocyst, subungual exostoses, and various other tumors.If performed correctly with adequate skills, nail surgery will give out functionally and aesthetically satisfying results in the majority of the instances.

At Dermacos we know that although the nail surgery is not difficult, it is often delicate. Prerequisites for successful nail operations are profound knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nail organ as well as surgical skills and atraumatic instruments. Careful preoperative preparation of the patient as well as consistent post-operative care is necessary. The following article will give information about the essentials of nail surgery, such as adequate anesthesia, instrumentation, and complications. The most frequently performed nail operations are described focussing mainly upon techniques proven to be safe and successful. Nail avulsions, ingrowing nail, myxoid pseudocysts, and subungual exostoses, as well as the treatment of hematomas and nail tumors, are outlined. Ungual melanomas are the most frequent malignant tumors of the nail apparatus which deserve special attention.

About the Doctor

Haritha Bandaru, the founder, and owner of Dermacos is an experienced Dermatologist, cosmetologist, and Trichologist, having 5 years of experience in treating various ailments related to skin and hair. She has treated 1000s of cases with great expertise and with 100% satisfied clientele. She has the ability to grasp the problem and understand your skin type and also the hair quality with one visit, due to her advanced and latest technology.

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