Partially Torn Toenail

My wife and continuously about whether we should cut the remainder of a hanging torn toenail off. My son occasionally tears his toenails to the quick or stubs a toe and tears the nail.

When the nail is 70-80% torn off, I believe that the loose portion should be cut off because it will tear eventually anyway and reopen the wound. My wife believes that leaving the nail intact under a bandaid protects the wound.

What is your recommendation?

Posted By Phil Russell on November 03, 2005 at 20:38:08:

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