Digits of foot; Toes - Digiti pedis

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Toes are the digits of the foot.

The toe refers to part of the human foot, with five toes present on each human foot. Each toe consists of three phalanx bones, the proximal, middle, and distal, with the exception of the big toe (Latin: Hallux). The hallux only contains two phalanx bones, the proximal and distal. The phalanx bones of the toe join to the metatarsal bones of the foot at the interphalangeal joints.[Outside the hallux bones is skin, and present on all five toes is a toenail.

The toes are, from medial to lateral:


This definition incorporates text from the wikipedia website - Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. (2004, July 22). FL: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2004, from http://www.wikipedia.org

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General Anatomy > Regions of human body > Regions of lower limb > Foot region > Digits of foot; Toes

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