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 (fə-lăn′jē-əl, fā-) also pha·lan·gal (fə-lăng′gəl, fā-) or pha·lan·ge·an (fə-lăn′jē-ən, fā-)
adj. Anatomy
Of or relating to a phalanx or phalanges.
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(fəˈlændʒɪəl) or


(Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to a phalanx or phalanges
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(fəˈlæn dʒi əl)

of or pertaining to a phalanx or the phalanges.
[1825–35; < New Latin phalange(us) + -al1]
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Adj.1.phalangeal - of or relating to the bones of the fingers or toes
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A positive correlation was shown between phalangeal BMD, handgrip strength and weight in highly trained ma le athletes in the present study.
Diagnosis: A moderate-sized Atelopus, 42.5 mm SL in only known female, having short legs (C/SL = 33 %); a hand phalangeal formula 2-2-3-3, the entire auditory apparatus apparently absent, and the dorsum with few spiculae or coni but with black, gray tipped coni on the side of the head, upper surfaces of the upper limbs, and flanks.
But among the diabetic women, only the speed of sound at the phalangeal site correlated significantly with all three BMD values; the speed of sound in the tibia correlated with none of the BMD values, and the speed of sound in the radius correlated with only the BMD of the femoral neck.
Occasionally, there is a static deformity due to valgus angulation of the distal articular surface of the first MT or proximal phalangeal articular surface.
(2) The most proximal annular pulley is called the A1 pulley and is 5mm proximal to the metacarpal phalangeal joint, distal to this are pulleys A2, A3 and A4.
Hours of costly TV time and acres of newsprint are being devoted to the mysteries of the metatarsal phalangeal joint of some overpaid footballer's foot, while thousands of people are suffering far worse problems searching for a dentist in North Wales.
General pediatricians can treat the stable, nondisplaced middle and proximal phalangeal fractures by splinting them for 2-3 weeks, then buddy taping (taping the injured finger to an adjacent finger) them for 3-4 more weeks as needed for pain and function.
Figure 1 demonstrates a normal exam with acceptable metacarpal phalangeal angles (MPAs) bilaterally (4 [degrees] on the left and 3 [degrees] on the right).
The purpose of this study was to examine sex differences in cancellous and cortical bone strength, bone mineral content (BMC) and bone density of excised cadaver vertebral and phalangeal bones.
The correlation of anatomic sections and the MRI characteristics of tendons of fingers and the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) at the metacarpal phalangeal joint (MCPJ) of thumb between 20 healthy volunteers and 44 patients (confirmed by surgery) were analyzed.