In severe cases, the whole nail grows into the skin on all sides, sometimes because the nail is curved from an injury or fungus infection. You may suffer pain and be unable to bear weight. Ingrown toenails can also affect your foot’s appearance.

Treatment: Total Matricectomy or Bilateral Partial Matricectomy.
The entire nail and growth plate are removed either surgically of chemically. The body then produces a “false nail”-tough skin that mimics a real nail.

Bilateral Partial Matricectomy is when only the sides are removed with the middle section of nail continuing to grow.

Follow up care:
The area may bleed for a few days. Care is much the same as for partially ingrown toenails. The false nail usually grows in a few months after surgery.

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