Salvaging a Totally Avulsed Nail Bed Using Free Grafting and Postoperative Ice Cooling

A Case Report

Kun-Yong Sung, MD; Sang-Yeul Lee, MD


Wounds. 2021;33(4):E28-E30. 

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Only one case was analyzed in the present study. Additional studies including more cases are needed to assess the outcomes of postoperative cooling on the survival rate of grafted nail bed on the avascular distal phalanx. Additionally, there were some limitations in managing the patient's wound because there were no monitoring tools available to maintain optimum temperature. Further research is required to develop such devices.