Number of phalanges in foot

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How many phalanges are there in foot?


It is important to know that phalanges are bones in the toes and fingers found in the limbs of most vertebrates.  Keep in mind that there are 56 phalanges in the human body, with fourteen phalanges on each hand and foot.  It is interesting to know that the phalanges are long bones.  Needless to say, in humans and monkeys, the thumbs and big toes have two phalanges while the other digits have three phalanges.  Do not forget that the phalanges are named according to whether they are proximal or distal.


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