matrix


Small area of living tissue directly below the proximal nail fold; contains nerves together with lymph and blood vessels; produces nail cells and controls the rate of growth of the nail; a very sensitive part of the nail that if injured will produce nails with irregular growth and disorders.

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Required Reading

The Nail Doctor

October 1, 1996

A very delicate anatomical structure, the nail matrix is easily injured, damaged, and scarred. Any injury or trauma to tills matrix can show up as a visible change in the nail plate or affect how it grows out.

Nails Under The Microscope - Understanding Nail Anatomy & Disorders

June 1, 1996

Nail technicians should know as much about the inside of the nail as the outside. Here’s an anatomy lesson on the onychium. Pay attention – there’s going to be a test at the end.

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