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Nail bed repair and reconstruction by reverse dermal grafts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6630937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Repair of traumatized nail beds and reconstructive procedures for nail deformations often lead to less than satisfactory results. This series of 19 patients had reverse dermal grafts applied either because of acute traumatic nail bed avulsion (nine patients) or for secondary reconstruction of a scarred nail bed with nail deformity (10 patients). Excellent results with nearly normal nail cosmesis were obtained in seven of nine primary nail bed repairs, whereas seven of 10 secondary reconstruction procedures ultimately had poor results. We conclude that the technique of reconstituting a nail bed with a reverse dermal graft for acute nail bed avulsion can lead to predictably satisfactory results.
R H Clayburgh; M B Wood; W P Cooney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0363-5023     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  1983 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-20     Completed Date:  1983-12-20     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  594-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Nails / injuries,  surgery*
Nails, Malformed / surgery*
Surgery, Plastic*
Surgical Flaps*

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