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Distal Phalanges of Foot (Left)
Skeletal System

Distal Phalanges of Foot (Left)

Phalanges distales pedis

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The distal phalanges of the foot are one of the three rows of bones of the toes, the other two being the proximal and middle phalanges. There are five distal phalanges of the foot, each classified as a long bone, which form the distal segments of each toe. They are located distal to the proximal phalanx of the great toe and the middle phalanges of the second, third, fourth, and little toes.

Overall, the proximal phalanges are the largest and longest of the phalanges in the foot, the distal phalanges are the smallest and shortest, and the middle phalanges are intermediate in size.

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