Nail bed injury, a common injury in people's daily lives 

Nail bed injury normally occurs from getting shut in a door suddenly without knowing. Besides that, nail bed injury can also be caused by crushing nausea sweating diarrhea and pinching of the nail bed. Fingertip injuries is one commonly nail bed injury that occurs to most of the people. This is because fingertip is the extraction point between a person's body and surroundings in the majority of daily activities. Fingertips is the distal portion of the upper extremities. Nail bed injury can occur at any ages. However, the most common age group that are prone to nail bed injury is between three to thirty years old because normally children doesn't know the danger of playing in accident prone places and workers works with machines and equipments every day.

When nail bed injury occurs, the tissues and structures around the nail bed may be injured as well, which includes the tendons and nerve endings that function as the straightener and bender of the fingertips. Other than that, the skin and pulp of the fingertip can also be injured and the distal phalanx, the bone at the end of the finger can be fractured.

Nail bed injury can be identified with several signs. Some of the signs are collection of blood showing up under the fingernail, cracking or falling up. More serious signs will be injury to the tendon, nerve and bone of the fingertips. These signs can lead to more complications like nail loss, splitting of the nail, soft tissue infection, abnormal growth and etc. Ten to forty percent of nail bed injury is more likely to happen in job environment and accidents, according to the US emergency departments. Most of the people ignore and don't bother to seek a physician's care because they think that nail bed injury is a small and minor trauma. Assessments like time of the nail bed injury and the patient's history should be recorded when a nail bed injury is treated. Normally, a physician will perform an examination to look for signs of exposure of bone, viability of surrounding skin, fingertip confusion and contamination. In some cases, radiography can be in handy to find any injury that occur in the bone of the fingertip. Nail bed injury can happen to 3 male compared to one female in a ratio.

Nail bed laceration is a painful fingertip injury with active bleeding. Normally the injury of nail bed laceration is quite serious. That is why radiography is being carried away because normally fractures will accompany the nail bed laceration. Treatment to the nail bed laceration should be done carefully as the regrowth of a normal nail needs a smooth nail bed. Normally, nail bed laceration treatment will be carried by removing the damaged and the primary suturing of the injured nail.