Followup on Dr. Pendley’s Nailbed Post

nail bed laceration repaired

This is a piece of suture foil that is used to repair a partial nail avulsion.  Remember, you can use non adherent gauze or suture foil to lift the nail fold off of the nail bed.


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    • Eric Deutsch on June 15, 2014 at 9:57 pm
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    If you suture the avulsed nail or other object into the nail fold when are you having the patient follow up for suture removal?

  1. I discussed the case with plastics and I had the patient followup within 5 days. I have reached out to a plastic’s attending to see if I can find out the appropriate followup suture removal time, because I am not sure.

    • Eric Deutsch on June 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm
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    So the purpose of that is to hold open the fold until the new nail is established?

    • Anonymous on June 18, 2014 at 11:53 am
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    Yes, it lifts the eponychium off the germinal matrix. With regards to followup, I’d say within a week plastic surgery followup is a safe bet.

    • Rahul Balusu on July 2, 2014 at 10:02 am
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    I saw this trick the other day, seems like it would save a lot of time:

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