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October 1973

Correction of a Split Nail Deformity

Author Affiliations

New York

From the Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine of the City University of New York, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(4):568-569. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620250052019

The correction of a split nail deformity of many years' duration was undertaken. The deformity was troublesome to the patient and had become the site of a fungus infection that was difficult to eradicate. A simple operative procedure to reconstruct the nail bed resulted in a satisfactory correction of the deformity.