Phalanges of the foot

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Bone: phalanges of the foot
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Plan of ossification of the foot.
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Bones of the left foot. Plantar surface.
Latinossa digitorum pedis, phalanges digitorum pedis
Gray'ssubject #65 275
 
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Bone: phalanges of the foot
Gray289.png
Plan of ossification of the foot.
Gray269.png
Bones of the left foot. Plantar surface.
Latinossa digitorum pedis, phalanges digitorum pedis
Gray'ssubject #65 275

The phalanges of the foot are the bones in the toes. They correspond, in number and general arrangement, with those of the hand; there are two in the big toe, and three in each of the other toes. They differ from them, however, in their size, the bodies being much reduced in length, and, especially in the first row, laterally compressed.

The ungual phalanges, in form, resemble those of the fingers; but they are smaller and are flattened from above downward; each presents a broad base for articulation with the corresponding bone of the second row, and an expanded distal extremity for the support of the nail and end of the toe.

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In the second, third, fourth, and fifth toes the phalanges of the first row articulate behind with the metatarsal bones, and in front with the second phalanges, which in their turn articulate with the first and third: the ungual phalanges articulate with the second.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.