Re: Please... Help assess risk of nail injury
that would actually depend on many different factors,mostly the area that was affected and how extensive the actual damage is.his biggest concerns would be for now,getting or making sure that he is up to date on his tetnaus shots,and getting that area thoroughly cleaned out by a medical professional.
with any type of actual puncture type wound,the risk of infection goes way up,just because any germs and bacteria that happened to be on the tip of that nail will get pushed way up into the wound itself,which can be very difficult to fully clean out,thus the infection.and of course the tetnaus risk.if your friend cannot remember when he had his last one,the rule of thumb says he should have another just to be sure he is updated.if it has been at the minimum of seven years since his last booster,he should have one done.he should really see his doc as soon as possible though.
i hope he recovers with no problems.**