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.
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.
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.