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Nail Bed Avulsions

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Other Names

  • Avulsion of nail bed

Background

  • Avulsion of the nail and a portion of the underlying nail bed

Pathophysiology


Risk Factors

  • Unknown

Differential Diagnosis


Clinical Features


Evaluation

  • 3 view radiograph to identify if fracture present

Classification

  • N/A

Management

Nonoperative

  • Give tetanus, antibiotics
  • Typically a surgical problem
  • Procedure: Nail Bed Repair

Operative

  • Almost universally a surgical problem
  • Involves:
    • Nail Removal
    • Nail bed repair
    • Fracture fixation (+/-)
    • Potentially, graft or matrix transfer

Return to Play

  • Surgeon discretion
  • Needs to be updated

Complications


See Also


References


Created by:
John Kiel on 1 September 2019 22:16:43
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Last edited:
28 October 2020 14:24:19
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