Ask an expert

27 Mar 2007

Big toe injury
A braai fell on my son's foot.He had to undergo surgery.The nailbed is destroyed.Will there ever grow a nail there??
Answer 399 views
Foot expert

01 Jan 0001

Sorry for the delay in responding I was O`seas
Not if the nailmatrix (the cells that generate nail) was destroyed, but if the nailbed/matrix was not damaged another should grow, ask the surgeon who did the repair if the nail bed or nail matrix was damaged
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.