• The Oxford Finger Nail Appearance Score - a new scoring system for finger nail deformity following paediatric finger tip trauma

    1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Finger nail deformity is common yet current methods used to define cosmetic appearance following trauma are mainly descriptive. In order to quantify cosmetic appearance of the finger nail we developed the Oxford Finger Nail Appearance Score using a three stage iterative process. The score has five cosmetic components marked as binary outcomes composed of nail shape, nail adherence, eponychial appearance, nail surface appearance and presence of a split. In the first stage two assessors independently assessed 25 photographs of finger nails taken at a minimum four months following paediatric...
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