Nail reconstruction

 

Nail reconstruction helps to restore nails damaged by pathogenes or mechanical injury (squashed, deformed, removed or pressed). It is a perfect alternative for destructed or missing nails.

The reconstructive procedure of a nail plate is by no means a cosmetic treatment and it is conducted with the use of medical preparations. Its aim is to reconstruct the nail temporarily or permanently. No acrylic or nail tips are used as they can do more damage to the diseased nail.

Nail reconstruction procedure is determined by the damage extent, nail plate deficit or reconstructive material to be used. In our clinic, we use exclusively labelled materials by certified medical manufacturers, made of nanocrystal and UV curing gels and glass fibre. Additionally, the applied materials have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Reconstructed nails relieve the discomfort, enable to wear open toes shoes and cause no pain while walking. They can be treated like natural nails, however, recommended antifungal products should be used.  Nail implants last for approx. 3-6 months, then it needs reconstructing again or trimming if the nail grows naturally.

Nail reconstruction counter-indications:

  • too small and curled up nail bed (the shape makes reconstruction or implant attachment impossible)
  • allergy to reconstructive material
  • high-heeled shoes
  • high-intensity physical activity (football, running, swimming)

Photo gallery of cases:

 

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During treatment:

After treatment:

 

Patient 2.  A female patient with onycholisis. Her nail was damaged and detached from the nail bed.

Several years after an toe injury, structural changes of the nail occurred. The nail plate was partly removed, disinfected and fungal changes were controlled. The area uncovered by the nail removal was chemically cleared of pathogenic changes. Nail reconstruction was applied until a complete regrowth of a natural nail plate.

photo. 1.Before treatment,  photo. 2. After treatment

Patient 3.  A chair fell on the patient’s foot and the ensuing haematoma and swelling led to the nail detachment from the nail bed.

The regrowing nail was deformed and started to grown in so the patient had it surgically removed and the matrix was curetted. Several years after the event, the patient came to our clinic to have the nail appearance improved. By then the nail was severely changed and brittle. Its remaining part was therefore cut out and after cleansing the nail bed      the plate was reconstructed with an implant.

photo. 1.Before treatment,  photo. 2. After treatment

Patient 4.  A 65-year-old male patient was treated for toenail fungal infection for many years.

His toe nails were very cornified, hard and split. Trimming such rough and tough nails caused real problems and the patient often ended up breaking them up instead of cutting. To make matters worse, the nails kept regrowing fast which was even more irritating for the patient and esthetically challenging for his wife. At that stage the patient came to our clinic to have the nails treated and corrected.

photo. 1.Before treatment,  photo. 2. After treatment

Patient 5  As a child, a female patient sustained an injury to her toe nail and its matrix. 

The deformed nail changed its structure and ceased to grow.

photo. 1.Before treatment,  photo. 2. After treatment

Patient 6.  All her life, a young, 23-year-old, female patient struggled with unformed toe nails as a result of genetic defect and webbed toes in her left foot. It was her dream to put  varnish on her nails and wear open toe sandals in summertime.

photo. 1.Before treatment,  photo. 2. After treatment

Patient 7. A patient with suspected genetic disease of unknown etiology  suffered from split toe nails and their partial detachment from nail bed. Additionally, the nails were very soft and sensitive to touch.

After processing the nails, they were hardened with rasin gel.

photo. 1.Before treatment,  photo. 2. After treatment

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