Which equipment is needed for nail bed laceration repair?

Updated: Aug 25, 2020
  • Author: Rahi K Yallapragada, MBBS, MRCS, FRCS(T&O), MCh(Orth); Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Surgical preparatory supplies

  • Finger tourniquet

  • Iris scissors or small Kutz periosteal elevator

  • Povidone iodine (eg, Betadine) solution

  • Loupe magnification, if needed

  • Removed nail (preferred) or Silastic sheet

  • Sutures, 6-0 or 7-0 absorbable monofilament suture material and 6-0 nylon

  • Nonadherent gauze


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