The NHS Fife Podiatry nail surgery service can provide a long term solution to chronic and painful nails which have not responded to other podiatric treatments for example recurrent in-growing toenails. Patients can access this service by self referral to their local podiatry clinic and will be assessed by their local podiatrist before being appointed for nail surgery.


Nail Surgery is a minor surgical procedure to remove all or part of a nail under local analgesia. Following the removal of the nail/section of nail, the nail bed is treated with a chemical to stop the nail from growing back again.


The estimated healing time for this procedure is approximately 6-12 weeks*.


Patients attend as outpatients thereby preventing the need for hospital admission.  Nail surgeries are located at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, Whytemans Brae Hospital, Kirkcaldy, and Adamson Hospital, Cupar.



*All timescales are approximate and we cannot guarantee exactly how long a wound will take to heal.


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