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Proximal Phalanges of the Foot

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2015

The proximal phalanges of the foot are some of the small bones that make up the skeleton of the toes. Each smaller toe has three phalanges (the big toe has two). The phalange nearest the body of the foot is called the proximal phalange.