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Joints and ligaments of the ...
Other Terms: Fingers, Ligaments of the digits (hand), Digital (hand) joints and ligaments
These are the small, mobile joints that occur between the distal ends of the metacarpal bones and the proximal end of the proximal phalanges (metacarpophalangeal joints) and between adjacent phalanges (interphalangeal joints).
Intermetacarpal joints and ligaments – plane joints syndesmotic ligaments Metacarpophalangeal joints – ellipsoid joints Interphalangeal joints – hinge joints
Adjoining surfaces of the bones – metacarpal to phalangeal and phalangeal to phalangeal.
Numerous strong ligaments support and limit the movements of the bones in these joints.