Re: Big toenail lifted partially from nailbed

Runners and tennis players have this problem from time to time. The nails get jammed in the front of the shoe and after repetitive trauma the nail pulls away from the bed and a subungual hematoma may result. If it is large enough, it can push the nail up and the blood and other fluid drains out. If you believe this is infected, you should have this looked at soon. If it is just the hematoma draining, then keeping it bandaged until it is dried out is a good idea. A new nail should grow and push the oldone off. It will take many months (up to a year) and look weird for a time. I see a number of patients who have this and think it is a fungal infection.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on February 18, 2005 at 21:22:51:

In Reply to: Big toenail lifted partially from nailbed posted by Laura on February 18, 2005 at 11:24:56:

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