Surgical Anatomy of the Nail Unit
Surgical procedures in the nail unit require intimate knowledge of the gross and microscopic anatomy of the distal digit in order to obtain accurate diagnostic information and achieve the desired results with minimal impact on appearance and function. This review of the surgical anatomy of the nail unit discusses normal anatomy with an emphasis on those aspects necessary to perform surgery with minimal residual impact.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Departments of Medicine (Dermatology) and 2: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Publication date: 01 March 2001