Table 1
Author, date, and countryPatient groupStudy typeOutcomesKey resultsStudy weaknesses
O'Shaughnessy M et al, 1990, Ireland64 finger tip injuries in patients aged 1–81 yearsRetrospectiveCosmetic appearanceNo differenceObjective scoring mechanism lacking
10 with nails v 54 withoutobservationalNail lengthNo differenceIncluded both adults and children