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1

what do you do for subungual hematoma?

18g needle, slow, constant pressure
don't need digital block

2

how much hematoma causes pain below the nail?

25% of blood over nail bed

3

what should you always evaluate with subungual hematoma?

fracture (xray)

4

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

5

what kind of anesthesia will you use to remove a nail splinter?

none

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