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Phalanges of Foot (Left)
Skeletal System

Phalanges of Foot (Left)

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The phalanges are one of the three groups of bones of the foot, the other two being the tarsal and metatarsal bones. They are located distal to the metatarsal bones and collectively form the skeletal framework of the toes.

Overall, there are 14 phalanges in the foot, and they're all classified as long bones. They are arranged into three rows of proximal, middle, and distal phalanges, except for the great toe, which lacks a middle phalanx. The proximal phalanges are the largest and longest of the phalanges in the foot, while the distal phalanges are the smallest and shortest.

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The joints of the phalanges are the proximal, medial, and distal joints and are referred to as follows:

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