What is the procedure for a missing nail plate 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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If the nail plate is unavailable or too badly damaged for a portion of it to be replaced (see the image below), a nail-shaped sheet of reinforced silicone or a sterile petroleum gauze may be placed as a sterile dressing within the nail fold as a substitute after nail bed repair.

Nail bed repair. Nail bed repair.

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