middle phalanx


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Related to middle phalanx: phalangeal, Distal phalanx

middle phalanx

The phalanx of the finger or toe that lies between between the distal and the proximal phalanges. The first finger (thumb) and hallux (big toe) do not contain middle phalanges.

middle phalanx

When there are three phalanges, the phalanx intermediate between distal and proximal phalanges.
See also: phalanx
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Examples include volar and dorsal fractures of the distal phalanx, volar plate injuries of the middle phalanx, and gamekeeper's thumb involving the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint.
There is general agreement that the most functional position is that in which the thumb lies against the middle phalanx of the index finger in the grasped fist posture.