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Excision & Curettage of Plantar Warts2022-12-15T10:08:44-05:00
Foot Related Treatments

Excision & Curettage

of Plantar Warts

Excision & Curettage

Excision is a great surgical solution to your stubborn plantar warts.

What is Excision & Curettage?

Plantar warts, or verruca pedis, are stubborn lesions. Excision or curettage is a procedure Werkman, Boven & Associates has begun to offer to add to our verrucae treatment options. Matt Collison has offered this wart treatment in his past clinics and has brought his expertise to our clinic. 

Procedure

The procedure completely removes the wart and the infected area surrounding the wart. 

  1. Using a local anesthetic, your chiropodist will freeze your foot, ensuring the area is completely numb. 
  2. The edges of the wart are then cut away to separate the infected tissue from the healthy tissue.
  3. Your chiropodist will use a curette to remove the remainder of the infected tissue. 
  4. They will dress the wound and give post-operative instructions with a dressing kit.
  5. The anesthetic will wear off between 1 to 2 hours.
  6. We will schedule an appointment for one week following the procedure to ensure proper healing. 

Benefits

  • Simple procedure performed in-clinic
  • Fewer visits than other wart treatments
  • Usually, the whole procedure is only one hour
  • Good outcomes and efficacy 
  • You will be able to return to everyday life within a day or two (depending on your healing)

Complete recovery typically takes four to six weeks, depending on the size and location of the wart and your lifestyle. There may be discomfort for a few days following the procedure, which can be relieved using a non-aspirin-based pain reliever (Tylenol is a good option).  

Contact the clinic today to book an assessment to determine the best treatment for your verrucae.

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