picture of interphalangeal joints

Bone & Joint Stucture: Phalanges

The phalanges are the finger bones. The type of articulation between adjacent phalanges is a hinge joint. The articulation consists of the convex head of the proximal phalanx and the concave surface of the distal phalanx.

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Lorie Richards and Janice Loudon, October 1997