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Subungual Hematoma Trephination2024-02-08T18:23:19+00:00

Subungual Hematoma Trephination

Subungual hematomas, often known as nail or toenail blisters, develop when a digit is directly struck by a blunt force. Mechanisms include things like stubbling your toe, banging your finger in the car door, and dropping something heavy on your toe. Hemostasis development and bleeding beneath the nail follow.

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Subungual Hematoma Trephination

Subungual hematoma trephination is a medical procedure performed to release pressure and pain resulting from a subungual hematoma, a collection of blood trapped beneath the nail. Trauma or injury to the finger or nail is frequently the cause of this disorder.

Subungual Hematoma Trephination at a Glance

Procedure Time:
15 minutes

Return to Work:

Full Recovery:
1 week

£150 (Fixed)

What to expect at the time of your surgery:

Since the procedure is usually not very painful, it can usually be completed without the need for anaesthesia. Nonetheless, a local anaesthetic may be administered to numb the area if the patient is in excruciating discomfort or if a bigger hole is required. The medical professional makes a tiny hole in the nail using a sharp, sterile tool, needle, or specialised trephine tool. The blood can drain out of this hole that is created at the location where it is stuck. The trapped blood usually begins to flow out of the subungual hematoma as the hole is made. Pain and pressure can be released in this way.

What to expect after your surgery:

To protect the nail and encourage healing, the medical professional may bandage or apply a sterile dressing to the finger following the treatment. After subungual hematoma trephination, recovery is typically rapid. Usually, the pain disappears right after, and the nail will eventually grow out. After the treatment, patients can typically get back to their regular activities quickly.

Subungual Hematoma Trephination Prices

Subungual Hematoma Trephination prices are fixed, which is £150

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Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.

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Subungual Hematoma Trephination FAQ

Is subungual hematoma trephination painful?2023-10-31T17:11:17+00:00

Most of the time, the process is not too painful. It can be done without anaesthesia in a lot of situations. However, a local anaesthetic may be administered to numb the area if the patient is in a great deal of discomfort.

Does the nail hole result in long-term harm?2023-10-31T17:14:59+00:00

No, the nail’s hole is only temporary. The opening is eventually pushed closer to the fingertip as the nail grows. Eventually, the nail will grow out completely.

After the procedure, is a dressing or bandage applied?2023-10-31T17:18:30+00:00

Yes, to protect the nail and encourage healing, a bandage or a sterile dressing will be applied.

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