What is the proper patient positioning for nail bed laceration repair?

Updated: Aug 25, 2020
  • Author: Rahi K Yallapragada, MBBS, MRCS, FRCS(T&O), MCh(Orth); Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Position the patient supine.

Abduct the arm.

Place the hand on an arm extension with the forearm/palm prone.

The image below depicts positioning of the finger.

Positioning of finger. Positioning of finger.

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