What Is the Function of the Phalanges?


Phalanges provide dexterity to the hand, stability to the foot and disperse body weight; they are the bones that make up the fingers and toes. Phalanges are 14 in human beings and are characterised by muscle insertions.
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The Phalanges of the Foot
The skeleton of the foot consists of three parts: the tarsus, metatarsus, and phalanges. The phalanges of the foot correspond, in number and general arrangement, with those of the hand; there are two in the great toe, and three in each of... More »
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