Octyl-2-Cyanoacrylate adhesive for rapid nail plate restoration

J Hand Surg Am. 2000 Sep;25(5):979-81. doi: 10.1053/jhsu.2000.16366.


Following nail bed repair, returning the nail plate as a conforming stent or splint is a common technique. Especially when split, the nail plate fragments can very readily be pieced together and bonded to the nail bed using the tissue adhesive Octyl-2-Cyanoacrylate. This new formulation can expedite this maneuver, and has shown no signs of histotoxicity or adverse effect on nail plate regeneration.

MeSH terms

  • Cyanoacrylates*
  • Finger Injuries / surgery
  • Humans
  • Nails / injuries
  • Nails / surgery*
  • Tissue Adhesives*
  • Wound Healing / physiology


  • Cyanoacrylates
  • Tissue Adhesives
  • octyl 2-cyanoacrylate