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4Repair of the nail bed

The hematoma can easily be released by puncturing the nail with a red-hot needle, or paperclip end.

It is advisable precisely to repair the nail bed, or the germinal matrix, lest permanent deformity of nail growth occur.

Such procedures are difficult, without the help of magnifying loupes. In many cases, an operating microscope is an even better choice, if available.

Separate fine absorbable sutures should be used.