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Name of bone

Distal phalanges of the foot

Location/Articulation

The distal phalanges of the foot, also known as the the ungual phalanges, correspond to the distal phalanges of the fingers. However, the bones in the foot are smaller and flattened from above downward, and each presents an expanded distal extremity to support the nail and end of the toe. The first distal phalanx articulates with the first proximal phalanx. The second through fifth distal phalanges articulate with the intermediate phalanges.


Figure 1. AP view of the distal phalanges of the foot.


Figure 2. Medial view of the first distal phalanx.


Figure 3. Lateral view of the distal phalanges.

Muscle and ligament attachments

Surface anatomy

Radiography

Physical examination

Embryology

Anomalies

Injuries/Disorders

Attachments:


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