Proximal Phalanx

Proximal Phalanx The structure indicated is the proximal phalanx of the 5th finger. The hand consists of three groups of bones: Carpals Metacarpals Phalanges The phalanges (phalanx = singular), form the fingers/digits of the hands. The thumb consists of two phalanges: proximal phalanx and distal phalanx. The rest of the fingers consist of: Proximal phalanx Middle phalanx Distal phalanx The phalanges themselves have the following features: Base (proximally) Head (distally) Shaft/body (in between the base and the head) Learn more about the anatomy of the bones of the hand in this tutorial.