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Title: Treatment and prevention of 'hook nail' deformity with anatomic correlation
Authors: Kumar, V.P. 
Satku, K. 
Issue Date: 1993
Citation: Kumar, V.P., Satku, K. (1993). Treatment and prevention of 'hook nail' deformity with anatomic correlation. Journal of Hand Surgery 18 (4) : 617-620. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The hook nail deformity is a relatively common complication after fingertip amputation. It can be corrected or prevented with a carefully performed surgical procedure. The nail plate is removed. The redundant nail bed that is folded over the tip of the terminal phalanx is carefully removed with an additional 2 mm that is supported by the terminal phalanx so that wound healing will not draw the nail bed over the tip of the phalanx again. The fingertip is then resurfaced by a V-Y advancement flap, with precautions taken to avoid all tension in the flap.
Source Title: Journal of Hand Surgery
ISSN: 03635023
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