Injury of the Fingernail Overview
Another name for Injury of the Fingernail is Fingernail Injury.
What is a fingernail injury?
A person with a fingernail injury has injured the fingernail or the skin that supports the fingernail. In some cases, the person may lose the fingernail completely. Most fingernail injuries will result in growth of a new nail within 3 months.
What are the symptoms of a fingernail injury?
Symptoms of a fingernail injury include finger pain, finger swelling, laceration, tearing of the fingernail, loss of the fingernail, and blood under the fingernail.
How does the doctor treat a fingernail injury?
Treatment for a fingernail injury depends on the severity of the 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.
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