Nail Surgery Post-Op Information
Nail Surgery Post-Op Details
One to two days after nail surgery you will be brought back into the clinic for a review and dressing change. This is included in the price of the surgery. If there is blood coming through the dressing before your check up, apply another dressing or plaster above this and do not remove the bandage. If you start to get pain in the toe as the local anaesthetic wears off, you can take painkillers that you would usually take for a headache or muscle pain if the toe starts to hurt.
If your dressing gets wet before your next appointment, then you need to follow the following instructions to change your dressing.
Following Your Recent Review appointment, please note the following points:
What to expect for the next few weeks:
Signs of Infection:
To avoid any further problems with your nails, please be advised of the following:
- Always cut the nail straight across and not too short and smooth away any sharp edges.
- Do not pick at your toe nails or tear them off when you have one side cut with the nail clipper.
- Wear appropriate shoes and hosiery that offer enough width to prevent compression of your toes.