Picture of metacarpophalangeal joint

Bone & Joint Structure: Phalanges

The metacarpophalangeal joint is the articulation between the convex metacarpal head proximally and the concave base of the first phalanx distally. These articulations are condyloid with the movemnts of flexion / extension and abduction / adduction.

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Lorie Richards and Janice Loudon, October 1997