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Nail Plate Avulsion
Mostly observation: If the nail plate was avulsed cleanly and the nail bed (matrix) has not been damaged, then only observation is necessary. Keep the area clean and dry. The nail plate usually takes about 6 months to grow from the cuticle to the tip of the digit. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to see a board certified hand surgeon. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on how the nail was avulsed and whether the entire nail was avulsed. If this was a crush injury and there is a laceration to the nailbed, then that should be surgically repaired. Also, if not treated properly, the eponychial fold (proximal nail fold) can scar to the sterile matrix preventing nail re-growth. These are typically simple injuries best treated by a hand surgeion. ...Read more
Time: An avulsed nail comes off at the root. If the root is not disturbed by crushing or direct injury, the nail will regrow. There is no way to speed this up although a well balanced diet is helpful. The regrowth speed depends upon the nail involved - hands are faster than feet for instance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most nail injuries: such as an avulsion look worse than they are. the nail plate, the hard nail comes off but if the underlying nail bed is ok, the nail grows back in a few months. laceration to the sterile nail matrix or the germinal matrix (the root of the nail can affect growth ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nail removal: Removal of the nail plate but maintaining the germinal matrix to allow for regeneration of the nail. ...Read more
I have had a total nail avulsion on one toe and have been dressing it for about 2 months now. Is there anything unusual about this situation?
Did partial nail avulsion, 3 days ago. still having pain and area is getting cristy for some reason. should i be worried about an infection?
Cristy crust.: I would expect that after three days, the pain should have tapered off by now. I am not sure just what the term "cristy" means, but it sounds like you are experiencing the hardening of tissue fluid and blood, secondary to the avulsion. While an infection is always a concern, the presence of a piece of nai,l still present, should be considered. Call your doctor if relief does not start soon. ...Read more
What to do if I am planning to go for a nail avulsion , but anyone know of a place and the price ?
? Nail removal: To,doctors a nail avulsion is usually traumatic in origin. It refers to removal of the nail plate. This may be necessary for some type of infections in or around the nail. A new nail will grow. Permanent removal of a nail so that it will not grow back is sometime necessary. In the foot this can be done by a podiatrist with a chemical injection or surgery. Cost varies ...Read more
Have it evaluated: If the nail was removed and allowed to regrow, the new nail my be digging into the nail bed. If it was a permanent removal, then the procedure may not have destroyed the nail root completely and nail may be regrowing or scar tissue has developed. Have it evaluated. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: should be fine no different that any other superficial wound. Cover with a bandaid. ...Read more
Avulsion: There will certainly be drainage at the 2-3 day mark. Some pools restrict entry with a band aid or bandage in place. Check with your pool to, see what their rules are. The chlorinated water is actually good for the wound , but rules may prevent your entry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer