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Racquet nail

Racquet nail
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ICD-10 L62.8 (ILDS L62.810)

In Racquet nails (also known as "Brachyonychia,"[1] "Nail en raquette",[2] and "Racquet thumb",[1]) the end of the thumb is widened and flattened, the nail plate is flattened as well, and the distal phalanx is abnormally short.[2]:786 Racquet nails occur on one or both thumbs and are apparently inherited as an autosomal-dominant trait.[2]:786 In racquet nails, the width of the nail bed and nail plate is greater than their length.[3]:657

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