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Nail Injuries (cont.)

Prevention

Although most nail injuries are accidents, some precautions can be taken to reduce the chances of this happening.

  • Keep nails trimmed short to keep them from snagging on objects.
  • Always keep the supporting hand out of the potential path of a box cutter or other sharp object.
  • Be careful around machinery or when using hammers.
  • Use door guards to prevent children from accidentally closing doors on their fingers.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2014
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