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Nail Bed Injuries

Damaged nail bed causes

  • When your fingertip or your nail bed is pinched, crushed, or cut, it causes a nail bed injury.
  • Crushing can happen when your finger gets caught between two objects or in a doorway. Heavy objects falling on your finger can also cause injuries to the nail bed, as can being hit by a hammer.
  • Cuts to your fingertip, nail bed, or the tendons that you use to straighten and bend your fingertip can all cause nail bed injuries. Cuts to nerve endings in your fingertip can also cause nail bed injuries.

Dr Om does all his Nailbed repairs under magnification (Surgical head loupe) to achieve best results and outcomes.
Nail bed injuries are a type of fingertip injury, which is the most common type of hand injury seen in hospital emergency rooms. They can be minor or they can also be very painful and uncomfortable, even limiting your finger movement.
Nail bed injuries can occur many ways. Often, they happen when your nail’s caught between two objects or hit by something heavy, such as being slammed in a door, having something being dropped on it, or being hit by a hammer. They can also be caused by cuts, such as from a knife or a saw.

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