Nail bed INJury Assessment Pilot (NINJA-P) study: should the nail plate be replaced or discarded after nail bed repair in children? Study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial.
- Abhilash Jain,
- Adam Sierakowski,
- Matthew D Gardiner,
- David Beard,
- Jonathan Cook,
- Cushla Cooper,
- Aina Greig
Pilot Feasibility Stud 2015 19;1:29. Epub 2015 Aug 19.
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK.
Background: Nail bed injuries account for the majority of paediatric hand trauma cases. Despite their frequency, controversy remains regarding their treatment. The accepted teaching is to remove the fingernail, repair the underlying nail bed with fine sutures and replace the nail under the nail fold. Read More