Our nails are a source of pride and a symbol of health. Furthermore, the finger nail also helps to improve the feel of the finger pad against which it is built. In other words, a nail injury can lead to a decrease in the hand prehension ability - A concept that refers to the ability to discern small things with your hands with the sense of touch or the concept of "sensing" in Hebrew.
Repairing a nail injury requires understanding the structure of the nail, recognizing the possible types of injuries and the reason for one. On the part of the patient, the treatment of a nail injury requires patience and sometimes an understanding on the part of the patient of the possible outcome.
The nail structure is based on the nail origin of the nail that is the area from which the nail grows, the nail bed on which the tissue rests, which can be damaged, scarred or torn and so on. It is worth noting that scarring or creating a scar in the area of the nail origin can lead to a split nail. On the other hand, a rough nail or a nail that rises or the so-called "nail in the air" originates from injury to the nail bed.
The nail bed is a surface on which the nail advances from its growth area. An actual fracture beneath the nail or severe trauma can lead to injury to the nail bed and thus to deformation of the nail that will lead to a deformed, abrasive, ugly or damaged nail.
Beyond all this, fungal infection as well as infection of the nail will lead to nail deformity in the palm of the hand. Bacterial infection of the fingernail is also called paronychia. This is an infection that begins to swell at the edges of the nail and can very easily aggravate a nail infection that will eventually lead to surgery. When the infection becomes chronic, the tissue has to be cut and the sachet removed completely so that the infection does not return.
A nail injury can be a complex injury and can be a cause of medical disability.
If you need advice on your nails, the clinic team is at your disposal.