During fingertip repair, the fingernail and the fat pad that is positioned underneath it are reconstructed or repaired.
Also Known As:
- Nail bed repair
- Hand surgery
- Trauma surgery
Conditions Treated with Fingertip Repair:
Fingertip repair is typically utilized to treat an injury to the nail bed.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to fingertip repair.
Anesthesia with Fingertip Repair:
Fingertip repair is usually performed with local or regional anesthesia along with sedation, which means that the patient is alert during the procedure but cannot feel anything.
Potential Complications from Fingertip Repair:
Possible risks of fingertip repair surgery include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. Some patients experience swelling and scarring following the procedure. Other potential complications include nerve damage, a split nail, nail ridging, changes in sensation, or lack of nail growth.
Prognosis after Fingertip Repair:
The prognosis for a positive end result following fingertip repair is good.
Recovery from Fingertip Repair:
The total recovery time for fingertip repair depends on the severity of the original trauma and how much reconstruction is needed. Generally, recovery takes one to two weeks.