Flashcards in Nail Removal Deck (5)
what do you do for subungual hematoma?
18g needle, slow, constant pressure
don't need digital block
how much hematoma causes pain below the nail?
25% of blood over nail bed
what should you always evaluate with subungual hematoma?
what is the best technique for removing a subungual splinter?
use scalpel to scrape the nail off superficial to the splinter until the splinter is exposed
use forceps, 18g needle or mosquito clamps to extract the splinter