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Pinky finger injured. Have a hook nail. Can I get it fixed?

Hi when i was about 3 years old i slammed my finger in the door. The end of my pinky got cut off. My parents took me to the doctor and the doctor said that it didnt need to be sewed back on. Now as a result i have a hook nail. I was wondering is it possible to treat? If i get to a certain age is it uncurrable or incurrable from the start?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
The hook nail deformity can be corrected by plastic surgery.
It is possible to treat the finger and tip deformities by giving minor incisions and by using fine threads.
If the finger is short, skin grafting method can be used to reconstuct the finger.
Consult a Plastic surgeon th assess the deformity and to explain the available methods and their appropriateness.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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