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Name of bone

Intermediate phalanges of the hand

Location/Articulation

Intermediate, or middle, phalanges bridge the distal and proximal phalanges in the four fingers, between two wrinkly joints. The thumb has only two phalanges and so does not have a middle phalanx. The intermediate phalanges are not only intermediate in location, but they are also usually intermediate in size among the other phalanges.


Figure 1. Anatomy of the hand, with intermediate phalanages in blue

Muscle and ligament attachments

Surface anatomy

Radiography

Physical examination

Embryology

Anomalies

Injuries/Disorders

Fracture of the intermediate phalanges

Attachments:


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