Monday, August 27, 2012

Plantar Wart Removal Surgery - Types Of Surgical Procedures

Plantar warts can easily be cleared using home treatment remedies. However, in certain special cases, one needs to forgo the self treatment and turn to surgery to get the warts removed. One such case is when the warts cause severe pain which makes it very difficult to stand and even walk. In such an instance, one needs instant relief which can only be acquired through surgery. Another instance is where one is a diabetic. Diabetics are strongly cautioned against using any home remedies as they can complicate their condition. Surgery, in this case, is usually the best bet for such individuals.
That said; let's look at a few procedures used in plantar wart removal surgery.
This is a procedure that involves the use of salicylic acid, among other antibiotics with blistering properties, to get rid of plantar warts. In the procedure, the physician will obtain a blistering agent e.g. salicylic acid and apply it to the sole of your foot where the warts are present. The agent will go directly above the callus - the tough exterior of the wart- and will serve to break it down. Once the callus has been "softened", the physician will use an abrasive to scrub out the callus and expose the wart. A surgical blade will then be used to extract the wart by cutting it out. Note: other blistering chemicals that can be used include cantharidin and dichloroacetic acid. You can request your physician to change acids if you happen to have a history of adverse side effects with one.
This is a procedure that involves eradicating the warts by freezing them off. To facilitate this, a solution with quick freezing properties such as Sodium Nitrate is applied onto the wart by the physician to destroy the strain of the Human Papilloma Virus responsible for the warts. The procedure takes a few minutes and must be carefully done otherwise other blood vessels present surrounding the wart might be affected.  In 2-3 days the warts will turn black and fall off. The procedure is generally painless but it is sometime ineffective especially if the freezing solution doesn't penetrate deep into the callus layers. In such cases, the procedure might be repeated to produce desired results.

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