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I crushed my big toe nail on my right foot and it turned black in color

I crushed my big toe nail on my right foot two months ago with a wagon full of bricks. Luckily I did not break my toe. It hurt at the time and it hurts now and half the nail turned black. I thought it would go away like it usually does but two days ago I noticed the back of my toe nail is now upturned and breaking there and the half that used to be black is now yellowish brown.
Asked On : Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Usually after trauma to that extent usually requires removal of nail. It would be best to get a Surgical consult at a Hospital and get the nail removed or it will be painful and blood clot is getting formed. The colour change is due to the absorption of the blood clot. It will be done under anaesthesia so you won;t feel much. Get it removed or you will be at risk of infection and more damage to the nail and skin apparatus.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
hi,thanks for query.Normally the nail is dead and removal is not painful.You might not need a surgery,your family doctor in most of the case can take care of it,unless the nail badly attached to nail bed which is less likely.Half cut nail can lead to problems to your in day to day routine better you get rid of it.
wishing you good health.
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