Damaged toe-nail matrix---possible to fix?Posted by D on 1/04/04 at 16:01 (141347)
Is it possible to repair a toe-nail matrix that has been damaged due to trauma? The nail bed has never grown back correctly, is very thick, mishaped and rather un-sightly.
Re: Damaged toe-nail matrix---possible to fix?Dr. Zuckerman on 1/04/04 at 18:13 (141353)
It is impossible. In New Jersey a group of podiatrists have developed a bio-medical nail that replaces any deformed nail. It is at the FDA approval stage. Presently we use a pedicurist that can reshape the nail and make it look very nice.
Re: Damaged toe-nail matrix---possible to fix?D on 1/05/04 at 09:18 (141393)
Thank you Dr. Zuckerman! Would you happen to have any more information about the New Jersey podiatrists who are developing this new product? I tried to do an internet search and was unsuccessful. Thanks again for this information.
Re: Damaged toe-nail matrix---possible to fix?Dr. Zuckerman on 1/05/04 at 19:50 (141452)
His name is Dr.Mark Bauman. He practices in Voorhees, New Jersey. This is still at the FDA stage. They may be some studies going on