Nail bed injuries are typically associated with damage to other surrounding structures, such as fractures of the bone, or cuts of the nailbed, fingertip skin, tendons, and nerve endings. These injuries can occur when a fingertip gets crushed, cut or pinched.

To restore a normal appearance to the nail and surrounding tissues, Dr. Morse can perform simple treatments or surgical reconstruction.

Ingrown Nail

Ingrown nails are caused by an alteration in the proper fit of the nail plate within the nail groove. An ingrown nail can gradually drive into the skin, like a foreign object, causing undesirable effects like swelling, redness and pain.

Treatment varies depending on the stage of the condition. If surgery is necessary, the doctor may stretch the tissue away from the nail or remove the nail margin.