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How to treat nail avulsion?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
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