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Fingernail Injury Treatment

Treatment for a fingernail injury depends on the severity and type of injury. Treatment for a fingernail injury may include wound cleansing and irrigation, pain medications, surgical repair, tetanus vaccination, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

Treatment for a fingernail injury may include:

Fingernail Injury Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat fingernail injuries:

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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