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dc.titleTreatment and prevention of 'hook nail' deformity with anatomic correlation
dc.contributor.authorKumar, V.P.
dc.contributor.authorSatku, K.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T08:40:26Z
dc.date.available2016-12-20T08:40:26Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.citationKumar, 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.
dc.identifier.issn03635023
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133822
dc.description.abstractThe 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.
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Hand Surgery
dc.description.volume18
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.page617-620
dc.description.codenJHSUD
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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