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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. 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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