Pediatr Emerg Care 2014 Oct;30(10):742-5; quiz 746-8
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.
Fingertip crush injuries are common hand injuries in children and often are evaluated initially in an emergency department. Nail bed injuries can be classified into subungual hematomas, simple or stellate lacerations, crush injuries, and avulsions. Emergency department physicians with good knowledge of fingertip anatomy can appropriately manage these injuries so as to prevent long-term fingertip deformities and functional deficits. Read More