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Distal Articular Facet of Middle Phalanx of Third Toe
Skeletal System

Distal Articular Facet of Middle Phalanx of Third Toe

Facies articularis distalis phalangis mediae digiti tertii pedis

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The distal articular facet of middle phalanx of third toe is the pulley-shaped, anterior area of its head. It articulates with the articular facet of the distal phalanx of third toe, forming the distal interphalangeal joint of the third toe.

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Middle Phalanx

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For the middle phalanx, the fracture is exposed through a direct dorsal longitudinal incision, and the lateral slips of the extensor tendon are mobilized by incising the triangular ligament in the midline and extending distally by splitting the tendon in the midline to its insertion into the distal phalanx.

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