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Proximal Phalanges of Foot (Left)
Skeletal System

Proximal Phalanges of Foot (Left)

Phalanges proximales pedis

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The proximal phalanges of the foot are one of the three rows of bones of the toes, the other two being the middle and distal phalanges. There are five proximal phalanges of the foot, each classified as a long bone, which form the proximal segments of each toe. They’re located distal to the metatarsal bones, and proximal to the distal 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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