Treatments & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Fingertip Injuries

Black Nail: Hitting the fingernail with a hard, direct blow can cause bleeding beneath the nail where the blood will need to be pulled. In most cases, it will disappear with growth of the new nail. Sometimes special medical treatment by a physician is needed to relieve pressure and pain.

Finger Crushing: A crushing blow to the fingertip can fracture the finger bone. The bone can become fractured in several places, and the nail will then be driven upwards off the bone. Treatment involves the removal of any debris or small bone fragments and thoroughly cleaning the entire area.

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