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Broken fingernail

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  • Posted By: spirelli
  • July 2, 2010
  • 08:24 AM

About four weeks ago I've jammed my thumb and my thumb nail broke all the way across more or less exactly where the nail appears from under the skin.

I have taken a few photos of what it looks like today: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32211768@N00/ sets/72157624265719543/show/

It seems as if both parts of the nail continue to grow, but there are the following issues I'm concerned about:

- The back part of the nail looks rather deformed. I hope it doesn't stay like this...

- While on the left and right of the nail the back part is more or less flush with the front part, it seems to grow over it a bit in the middle.

- There seem to be areas where the nail isn't joined to the nailbed. Will the nail grow back being attached as before?

- While this has been completely pain free (apart from when it happened), it seems that it starts getting sore just ever so slightly.

I'll only be able to see a doctor in about 2 - 3 weeks time. Does anyone have experiences with this?

Would be grateful for any opinions and assessments.

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