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Name of bone

Proximal phalanges of foot

Location/Articulation

The proximal phalanges of the foot are found at the base of the toes, The prominent, knobby ends are often called the knuckles. They correspond, in number and general arrangement, with the proximal phalanges of the hand. They differ, however, in their size: The proximal phalanges of the foot are much shorter in length and laterally compressed than the proximal phalanges of the hand.


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


Figure 2. Medial view of the first proximal phalanx of the foot.


Figure 3. Lateral view of the proximal phalanges of the foot.

In the second, third, fourth, and fifth toes, the proximal phalanges articulate behind with the metatarsal bones and in front with the intermediate phalanges.

Muscle and ligament attachments

Surface anatomy

Radiography

Physical examination

Embryology

Anomalies

Injuries/Disorders

Attachments:


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