middle phalanx


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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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The boutonniere deformity referred to disruption of the central slip at the insertion into the base of the middle phalanx and leaded to the flexion of the PIPJ and extension at the DIPJ [Figure 8].
Contardo, "Diagnostic reliability of the third finger middle phalanx maturation (MPM) method in the identification of the mandibular growth peak," The European Journal of Orthodontics, 2016.
* [MP.sub.5Cap] : Capping of epiphysis seen in middle phalanx of fifth finger.[DP.sub.3u]: The distal phalanx of third finger, complete epiphyseal union.
When passing graft around the proximal phalanx, the graft is placed deep to the extensor tendon, and when passing graft at the middle phalanx, it is passed superficial to the extensor tendon.
A 28-year-old male patient had injured middle phalanx of the second digit of his right hand.
The injured fingers were not replantable; therefore, amputation of the middle and ring fingers at the level of the proximal phalanx and of the little finger at the middle phalanx was performed at another hospital (Figure 1).
1 and 1a) was debrided and prepared for coverage of flap from the dorsal surface of middle phalanx of adjacent finger.
Avulsion of the central slip insertion on the middle phalanx will result in a boutonniere deformity with flexion at the PIP joint and a hyperextended DIP joint.
X-ray of bilateral hands showed ventral and radial angulation of the terminal phalanx relative to the middle phalanx with an apparent overgrowth of epiphysis on the palmar surface and a tiny bony spur, which projected distally to fit into a groove in the basal part of the shaft.
Stage 2 (MP3): Epiphysis of middle phalanx of middle finger (MP3) is same width as diaphysis.
A displaced shaft fracture was present in the fifth middle phalanx.