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Earn Certificates of Achievement as you test your skills with NAILPRO’s Professional Participation Program. In each issue, you’ll find a multiple-
choice test that will allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned from our Nail Clinic column. For answers to this month’s test, see our Nail Clinic article on “Hammertoe“. If you earn a score of 80% or higher, you’ll be awarded a framable Certificate of Achievement. A perfect score earns a Certificate of Achievement With Honors.

Welcome to your Hammertoe Quiz

1. Which of the following is not a cause of hammertoe?

2. All cases of hammertoe must be treated with surgery.

3. Which of the following is not a symptom of hammertoe?

4. ________ is a procedure to treat hammertoe where the surgeon removes portions of the joint so the bones can grow together.

5. It’s never safe to perform a pedicure on a client with a hammertoe.

6. ________ are padded gel tubes that slide over the toe to prevent friction.

7. Diabetic clients should consider preemptive straightening of the toe to prevent more devastating complications from occurring.

8. Techs should ________ attempt to “straighten” a hammertoe.

9. Applying oil around any areas of discomfort can help prevent friction.

10. When should you advise clients to see a podiatrist?




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