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What's the outcome of nail avulsion?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 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. Scott Keith
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It all Depends.

I would think that there needs to be a pretty good reason to avulse a nail.
The relatively simple surgery, often permanently damages the nail root. This can increase the chance of developing nail border problems as the new nail grows out. There is an option. The nail can be allowed to grow back or can removed permanently. These options are usually discussed beforehand, as well as post-op care.

In brief: It all Depends.

I would think that there needs to be a pretty good reason to avulse a nail.
The relatively simple surgery, often permanently damages the nail root. This can increase the chance of developing nail border problems as the new nail grows out. There is an option. The nail can be allowed to grow back or can removed permanently. These options are usually discussed beforehand, as well as post-op care.
Dr. Scott Keith
Dr. Scott Keith
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: New nail

The new nail will grow in over a period of 6 months in a finger and up to a year in a toe nail .
What was reason for avulsion? Underlying problem such as fungus should be treated to prevent reinfection.

In brief: New nail

The new nail will grow in over a period of 6 months in a finger and up to a year in a toe nail .
What was reason for avulsion? Underlying problem such as fungus should be treated to prevent reinfection.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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