What is the procedure for nail bed repair of complex stellate lacerations?

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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In severe crush injuries, any fragment attached by tissue strands should be accurately replaced if not severely devitalized.

Any small segments of nail bed attached to the detached nail should be removed with a small periosteal elevator and used as free grafts to complete the nail bed repair.

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