Phalanges are the bones that form the fingers and toes.
Phalanges are of three types
These form tips of the fingers and toes. These articulate with middle phalanges on their respective digits.
These articulate with metacarpal heads of the hand in foot with metatarsal head.
Middle or Intermediate phalanges
These phalanges are between the distal and proximal phalanges.
The thumb and big toe have two phalanges, while the other fingers and toes consist of three.« Back to Glossary Index