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    Torn Fingernails

    I keep tearing the fingernail on the middle finger of my right hand, and I don't know how (since I have no feeling in it). It's been as bad as halfway gone. I tape gauze around it to protect it, and it will heal completely in a few weeks. My nurses don't like wrapping it all the time, but I prefer that to some kind of coating/polish (and I'm not sure that works anyway).

    Has anyone else found a better treatment (or prevention)?

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    Do you use wheelchair gloves?
    CKF
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Do you use wheelchair gloves?
    CKF
    No, I use a power wheelchair. As a quad I cannot wear gloves. I used to use push cuffs with a manual wheelchair; they have no fingers.
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