Fingernail Injury Evaluation
The evaluation of a fingernail injury starts with a history and physical examination.
Physical findings in someone with a fingernail injury may include:
- Nail avulsion:
- Nailbed laceration:
- A cut to the skin underneath the nail
- Growth plate injury:
- Injury to the skin where nail growth occurs
- Crushing injury:
- Usually results in a fracture to the bone in the fingertip and a collection of blood under the fingernail
Tests that may be used to evaluate fingernail injuries include:
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