proximal phalanx

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proximal phalanx

Any phalanx that articulates with a metacarpal or metatarsal bone.
See also: phalanx
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4: Implants for osteotomy, arthrodesis joints of the foot, metatarsal osteotomy in the distal and proximal phalanges osteotomy,
Three of the proximal phalanges were sampled for ancient DNA (aDNA; Figs.
X-rays of both knees in AP view and legs with feet in AP and lateral views showed genu valgus, metaphyseal expansion of long bones, and tapering of the proximal phalanges respectively (Fig.
Dorsally, the extensor hallucis longus (EHL) inserts onto the distal phalanges and the extensor hallucis brevis (EHB) onto the proximal phalanges.
Measurements of the proximal phalanges ET 5414 and 5428 (Table 1) fall within the lower range of Camelops forelimb proximal phalanges (Webb 1965: Table 10).

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