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How to treat nail avulsion?
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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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
Dr. Richard Makowiec
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