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Effectiveness of nail bed repair in children with or without replacing the fingernail: NINJA multicentre randomized clinical trial.

Jain A, Greig AVH, Jones A, Cooper C, Davies L, Greshon A for the NINJA Collaborative.

Br J Surg 2023, 110: 432-438.

In this study that included 451 children, discarding the nail after repair was not associated with an inferior outcome (infection/cosmesis), but reduced overall costs by a mean of 84 euros.

Comment: The nail can be discarded.

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