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Figure 2: Mechanism of formation of the nail plate. The bold arrows highlight the contribution of the different components of the matrix to the direction of nail growth . (1) The proximal matrix contributes to the upper surface of the nail plate; (2) the intermediate matrix contributes to the bulk of the nail plate; (3) the nail bed (sterile matrix) contributes to the undersurface of the nail plate. Any imbalance between the relative contributions of these components can result in altered shape of the nail plate formed

Figure 2: Mechanism of formation of the nail plate. The bold arrows highlight the contribution of the different components of the matrix to the direction of nail growth . (1) The proximal matrix contributes to the upper surface of the nail plate; (2) the intermediate matrix contributes to the bulk of the nail plate; (3) the nail bed (sterile matrix) contributes to the undersurface of the nail plate. Any imbalance between the relative contributions of these components can result in altered shape of the nail plate formed