ⓘ Racquet nail

                                     

ⓘ Brachyonychia

In racquet nails, nail en raquette, and racquet thumb), the nail plate is flattened, the end of the thumb is widened and flattened, and the distal phalanx is abnormally short. In racquet nails, the width of the nail bed and nail plate is greater than their length. The condition is painless and asymptomatic.

Racket nails usually occur on one or both thumbs, but can appear on all the fingers and toes. It can be genetically inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, or acquired. Genetic disorders associated with racket nails Larsen syndrome, Brooke–Spiegler syndrome Rubinstein–Taybi syndrome Hajdu–Cheney syndrome, cartilage hair hypoplasia, pycnodysostosis, acrodysostosis, and brachydactylia.

Purchased a racket nail is associated with acroosteolysis and psoriatic arthropathy. Acquired racquet nails can also be diagnosis of bone resorption when hyperparathyroidism.

Racket nail is often represented with other nail conditions such as onycholysis, koilonychia, pachyonychia, Muehrckes line, leuconychia, half and nails. Cosmetic surgery can be used to improve the appearance of nails.

                                     
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