Nailbed Injuries Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 27, 2017
  • Author: Darrell Sutijono, MD; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are nailbed injuries?

How are nailbed injuries treated?

What anatomy is relevant to nailbed injuries?

What is the physiology of nail formation relative to nailbed injuries?

What is the pathophysiology of nailbed injuries?

What is the prevalence of nailbed injuries?

What is the prognosis of nailbed injuries?

What is included in patient education about nailbed injuries?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of nailbed injuries?

What is included in the exam of nailbed injuries?

What causes nailbed injuries?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Nailbed Injuries?

Workup

What is the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of nailbed injuries?

Treatment

When is treatment of subungual hematoma nailbed injuries indicated?

What is the role of trephination in the treatment of nailbed injuries?

How is nailbed repair performed?

Which surgical techniques are used in the repair of nailbed injuries?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial for patients with nailbed injuries?

What is the role of antibiotics in the treatment of nailbed injuries?

What are the indications for surgical repair of nailbed injuries?

What are complications of nailbed injuries?

What is included in long-term monitoring of nailbed injuries?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for nailbed injuries?

Which medications in the drug class Immunoglobulins are used in the treatment of Nailbed Injuries?

Which medications in the drug class Toxoid are used in the treatment of Nailbed Injuries?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Nailbed Injuries?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Nailbed Injuries?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Nailbed Injuries?