I've used it several times. As you mentioned, with small kids, I have find
it more traumatic to insert needles in that fragile bleeding nail bed. So
far, I have had no complications or bad outcomes that I know of. But then
again, we work in the ED and so aesthetic f/u is not the best.
Noteworthy though is that I learnt this from a hand plastic surgeon, though
he didn't have numbers to give me.
On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:15 AM, John M. Howard, DO <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Good morning,
> Does anyone have experience using tissue adhesive for nail bed lacerations
> prior to reinsertion of fingernail?
> I have one source, see below, that mentions this method:
> I find that in my 2-3 yr old pts who slam their fingers in doors, the
> nailbed laceration is typically very small and is prone to tearing when
> using the smallest gut suture/needle I can find. Glue may be a way to have
> a better outcome (and quicker, too.) I didn't know if anyone else has
> experience with it?
> John Howard, DO
> Alexian Brothers Health Network
> Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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The George Washington University Medical Center
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