How are patients positioned for subungual hematoma drainage?

Updated: Apr 30, 2018
  • Author: Oliver Mayorga, MD, MS, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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The patient should be resting with the finger in a position of comfort on a supportive surface (see image below).

Positioning of finger. Positioning of finger.

The clinician should sit in a position of comfort on the side of the injury.


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