- NAIL TUTOR (result) -

Find potential causes for 57 nail abnormalities
in only 3 steps!


Distal nail fold [hyponychium]:
advanced attachment.

Hyponychium ATTACHED to nail plate.

Potential causes: 1) an alergic reaction
due to the frequent use of acrylic nails, 2) scleroderma,
3) systemic lupus erythematosus.

Synonyms: ventral pterychium,
pterygium inversum unguis.

Treatment: NEVER use force to 'push back'
the advancing hyponychium; consult a physician
for diagnosis and treatment.

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The eight basic components of the nail unit include:

1 - proximal nail fold; 2 - cuticle;
3 - lunula; 4 - nail plate; 5 - lateral nail folds; 6 - nail bed;
7 - hyponychium; 8 - free edge.

* NOTICE: The HandResearch Nail Tutor Tool is still in development. Currently this tool includes 57 nail disorders. The NAIL TUTOR tool is based on Medical Hand Analysis & Multi-Perspective Hand Reading, which e.g. implicates that one should keep in mind that any single nail abnormality should be expected to have an association with a range of potential causes!

The purpose of this tool is to assist you with identifying the nature of a fingernail disorder. The section fingernail disorders presents a more comprehensive overview of the most common fingernail abnormalities.