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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A nail bed totally avulsed from the distal phalanx was successfully salvaged using a free graft and postoperative cooling to improve graft survival. With further refinements, this technique may be promising for the treatment of such injuries.