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Distal Phalanges of the Hand

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2015

The distal phalanges of the hand are the small bones at the end of each digit. The phalanges make up the skeleton of the fingers, thumb and toes. Each finger and smaller toe has three phalanges; the thumb and big toe each have two.