Method Of Exam
Author: A. Chandrasekhar, MD
Compress the nail
and observe the filling time of the capillaries.
Assess the hemoglobin status.
Using a flash light under the nail and observe the uniformity of
The subungual space is pink.Subungual capillary bed blanches on compression and fills immediately on release of pressure. The light transmission through the nail bed is uniform.
Nail polish should be removed before the sub-ungual space can be examined.