Ingrown Toenail Removed
The video starts after I numbed the patient with 2% Lidocaine via Digital Block. Video begins with me prepping the skin with betadine. After the patient confirms she is numb, I insert the tweezers the seperate the nail plate, from the nail bed. Then with the hemastats, I pull the ingrown section of nail out. Using scissors, I cut the ingrown section. In the particular video, a piece of nail is left deep below the cuticle. I fetch that piece of nail with scissors and tweezers and eventually remove it. Lastly, a piece of iodine/petroleum impregnated gauze is covered over the nail bed so the dry 4×4 gauze does not stick to the nail plate (this ensures easy removal of dressing when it comes off in 24-48 hours). Patient goes home with pain medication to take as needed and Keflex (antibiotic).