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Is there any way to fix the shape of a damaged nail?


My ring finger was caught in a door when I was a child and detached from my finger. It grows unusually shaped and in a distorted direction. Is there any way to fix the shape of the nail to grow upwards and straight instead of downwards and sideways.




 The hooked nail or parrots beak nail can be improved. You most likely will require x-rays and an examination to see if a restorative procedure would be of any benefit. 



Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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