It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Nail Problems Message Board

abnormal growth due to crush injury

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-17-2008, 11:55 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 2
shynail HB User
abnormal growth due to crush injury

I have abnormal nail growth on my right ring finger as a result of a door crush injury when I was a young child (many, many years ago). As it became apparent that it was not regrow properly, I consulted with my doctor who quickly replied that it would do so given some time. Like another poster, I hesitated to see another doctor for a long time, and am getting the sinking feeling that the damage is permanent, but would like consult with one now but am clueless to where I should start looking. I do not know exactly how to describe it, but it looks like the lunula extends all the way to the edge of fingernail where it then forms into another nail under the original. As a result, the top nail is raised, thick, and conical shaped. The "nail" underneath is thick as well with ridges. I just hope there is a doctor who may be able to perform surgery on it. I appreciate any suggestions or experiences. Thanks!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 03-18-2008, 05:30 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Rosenberg, TX.
Posts: 2,600
Marti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB User
Re: abnormal growth due to crush injury

When the matrix (where the nail plate cells are born) is crushed or damaged in any way, the damage is usually permanent. If it did not heal properly within the first few months, what nail you have now is what you will always have. Surgery can only remove the root of the nail so no new nail will ever grow. Damage to the matrix cannot be surgically corrected. If you want a proper diagnosis, see your dermatologist.

Old 03-18-2008, 07:19 PM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 2
shynail HB User
Re: abnormal growth due to crush injury

Thank you Marti. Looking at my nail, I see a white stripe from the top to the bottom of my nail where there should be a "half moon". I can't imagine how that could possibly be reversed either but I will consult with a dermatologist. I appreciate your advice and time.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Abnormal bone growth in upper and lower jaws... Kristi1972 Dental Health 9 04-15-2010 02:57 PM
slammed on car door is it crush injury sana80 Nail Problems 0 03-17-2009 10:58 PM
crush injury of hand gemmasmommy Orthopedic 3 02-28-2008 02:11 PM
Abnormal bleeding, Concerned and frustrated. cass0302 Women's Health 2 09-15-2007 12:28 AM
Pre-hospital management of crush injuries PinkFairy1000 Burns & Injuries 1 07-14-2007 07:29 AM
Abnormal Kidney growth pottsey Kidney Disorders 5 07-05-2006 05:34 PM
Weightlifting stunt muscle growth? bleestic Men's Health 3 06-04-2004 06:46 AM
Abnormal hair growth...please help. sealover Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 3 04-13-2004 08:49 AM
Abnormal uterine cell growth satori1 Women's Health 3 03-25-2004 07:11 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:50 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!