Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Painful Fingernail after Injury Outlook

What to expect with fingernail injuries:

  • Most fingernail injuries will result in growth of a new nail within 3 months.
  • Severe injuries to the skin beneath the fingernail may cause permanent nail deformity.

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Last Updated: Apr 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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