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Nail Injuries (cont.)

Nail Injuries Causes

Most injuries to the nail arise from one of three mechanisms.

  • Crushing forces, such as hammers, doors slamming on fingers, human bites, or machinery
  • Slicing or cutting, such as knives, box cutters, or machinery
  • Tearing or ripping, such as stubbing a toe or catching a fingernail on an object
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2014
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