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What is nail avulsion?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Torn from bed

An avulsion injury refers to something being torn away.
In the case of a nail avulsion, the nail is torn away from its bed. It's pretty painful!

In brief: Torn from bed

An avulsion injury refers to something being torn away.
In the case of a nail avulsion, the nail is torn away from its bed. It's pretty painful!
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Total nail removal

Simply put, nail avulsion is removal of a toenail (or fingernail).
This may be done by a podiatrist for a fungal nail problem. The toe is anesthetised (numbed up) and the nail is complettely removed. It will grow back unless steps are made to prevent this.

In brief: Total nail removal

Simply put, nail avulsion is removal of a toenail (or fingernail).
This may be done by a podiatrist for a fungal nail problem. The toe is anesthetised (numbed up) and the nail is complettely removed. It will grow back unless steps are made to prevent this.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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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. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Total separation

Surgical or traumatic removal of the nail.

In brief: Total separation

Surgical or traumatic removal of the nail.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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