Nailbed injury analysis study launched

17th October 2017


We welcome the launch of the Nail bed INJury Analysis (NINJA) trial, which aims to analyse whether nails should be replaced or discarded after nail bed repair in children following finger injuries.

Every year at least 50,000 toddlers suffer finger crush injuries, for example by catching fingers in closing doors, which potentially can cause life-long damage. 

We fully support the NINJA trial and encourage people to come forward to participate in this vital research, which will support surgeons to give the most appropriate and effective treatment. 

The Surgical Interventions Trials Unit at the University of Oxford are co-ordinating the pilot study, funded by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, and are currently recruiting people from twenty-five sites across the UK.

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