Nail art artefact

Case contributed by Dr Chris Cadman


Crushed hand in car door.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years

There are three well-defined densities projected over the proximal aspect of the nail of the ring finger.

No fracture or dislocation.

Case Discussion

Nail art is becoming increasingly popular, particularly amongst younger women. Materials adhered to the nails include rhinestones, plastics, and metal decorations, many of which are radiopaque.

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Case information

rID: 51887
Published: 11th Mar 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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