What are complications from subungual hematoma drainage?

Updated: Aug 25, 2020
  • Author: Oliver Mayorga, MD, MS, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Injury to the nail bed can result if the nail penetration tool is advanced too deep. [15]

Infection may occur if bacteria are introduced into the trephination site during the procedure.

Ineffective drainage may result if the trephination hole is not large enough.

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