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Retronychia is a rare onychopathy, occurring in young adults. It is due to a conflict between the nail plate and the proximal supra-nail fold. Favouring factors are predominantly microtrauma. The diagnosis is clinical and confirmed by surgical avulsion, which also has therapeutic value. We report a case of retronychia of the nails of the right hand in a 22 year old man, following immobilisation with a right anterobrachial-palmar cast.doi:10.5281/zenodo.6413286 fatcat:rdveplloafe2tfxydqqfibtthi