Subungual haematomas
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Subungual haematomas

Julia Gamston Modern matron and emergency nurse practitioner, St Mary’s Hospital, London

JULIA GAMSTON makes practice recommendations based on a literature review of treatment for subungual haematomas

Patients with subungual haematoma usually present in emergency departments, either forpain relief or for cosmetic reasons. In typical presentations, patients complain of severe, throbbing pain in their finger, while the affected nail is discoloured from the haematoma and the finger tip is tender and swollen (Wang and Johnson 2001).

Emergency Nurse. 14, 7, 26-34. doi: 10.7748/en2006.

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