- NAIL TUTOR (step 3) -

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


What morphology disorder has
the nail plate / upper surface?

Choose one of the 8 options below:

Option 1: Flat/spoon shaped nail plate
Option 2: Clubbing nail plate
Option 3: Vertical ridges in nail plate
Option 4: Horizontal ridges in nail plate
Option 5: Horizontal deep line (Beau lines)
Option 6: Pitting: pits in nail plate
Option 7: Irregular short nail plate (onycholysis)
Option 8: Other nail plate morphology disorders

In case you can not find a suitable option,
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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.