What is a nail avulsion?

Losing a toenail or fingernail because of an injury is called avulsion. The nail may be completely or partially torn off after a trauma to the area. Your doctor may have removed the nail, put part of it back into place, or repaired the nail bed. Your toe or finger may be sore after treatment. You may have stitches.

Does nail grow back after nail avulsion?

Following surgical avulsion, the combined range of regrowth for both fingernails and toenails has been observed at 5 to 10 months. Elsewhere it is estimated that surgically avulsed fingernails in the average adult will completely regrow in 4 to 5 months, whereas toenails require twice as long, 10 to 18 months.

How do you treat nail avulsion?

First, the nail is completely removed, center. Fine absorbable sutures are placed under a bloodless field provided by a finger tourniquet. The avulsed nail or a gauze pack is gently placed between the matrix and eponychium for two to three weeks to prevent scar formation.

How long does it take for a nail avulsion to heal?

How long will it take to heal? Partial nail avulsions take an average of six weeks to heal. Total nail avulsions can take eight weeks or longer to heal.

Does nail avulsion hurt?

Nail bed avulsion Some accidents can lift your nail away from your finger partially or completely. This is called nail bed avulsion, and it’s extremely painful. This injury is typically accompanied by bleeding and swelling, and it definitely calls for immediate medical attention.

Is partial nail avulsion painful?

After partial nail avulsion is performed pain typically improves compared to pre-procedure pain from ingrowing nail. Activity: After partial nail avulsion, patients should avoid physical activity for several days to allow for nail fold to begin healing. Activity may begin after several days, but expect some discomfort.

What is a nail Spicule?

Most often, the great toenail is affected. Improper cutting of the ingrown toenail may produce a spicule of nail, which can induce damage to the lateral nail fold when not completely removed [1]. With time, the spicule becomes embedded in the surrounding soft tissue where it may act like a “foreign body.”

What is a partial nail avulsion?

A partial nail avulsion is where only part of the nail is removed, along with the underlying tissue. A full nail avulsion is where the entire nail plate is removed.

Can you walk after toenail avulsion?

The short answer is YES! You can walk straight after nail surgery. Nail surgery is a great, curative option for an ingrowing toenail that recurs time and time again.

Should I get partial nail avulsion?

For those with long-‚Äźstanding discomfort and repeated episodes of inflammation/infection, the best treatment is to undergo a Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA), also known as a nail wedge resection. It is a more permanent treatment modality and saves you having to visit your Podiatrist every few months!