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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.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.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.contributor.departmentORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Hand Surgery
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