The phalanges are bones within two groups of bones, of which there is one group in each hand and each foot.
Phalanges in the feet:
Phalanges in the hands:
As shown in the diagrams, the phalanges in the feet form the toes in which there are a total of 14 phalange bones - 2 in the big toe (also called the 'great toe') and 3 in each of the other 4 toes.
The phalanges in the hand form the thumb and fingers in which there are a total of 14 phalange bones - 2 in the thumb and 3 in each of the fingers.
More about bones :
This website includes many pages about bones and the skeletal system. The following pages may be of interest. These also link to further pages about related topics such as specific types of fractures, bone diseases and so on.
- Structures and Functions of Bones (an overview about the Skeletal System)
- Types of Bones, such as long bones, short bones, flat bones, etc.
- Bone Markings and Features on Bones of the Human Body
- Types of Joints, such as immoveable, slightly moveable and freely moveable joints
- Diagram of the Human Skeleton
- Overview of types of Conditions and Disorders of the Skeletal System
For further information see also our pages of books about orthopaedics.