Definition of phalangeal in English:

phalangeal

Pronunciation: /fəˈlanj(ē)əl//fāˈlanj(ē)əl/

adjective

Anatomy
  • Relating to a phalanx or the phalanges.

    • ‘Middle and proximal phalangeal fractures should be examined for evidence of angulation (by roentgenography) or rotation (by clinical examination), which require reduction.’
    • ‘The finger and thumb flexors were transected at the proximal interphalangeal joint and metacarpal phalangeal joint, respectively.’
    • ‘The extremities showed stigmata of rheumatoid arthritis with symmetrical swelling of the proximal interphalangeal joints and limited range of motion and swelling of the metacarpal phalangeal joints bilaterally.’
    • ‘A tooth may penetrate an extensor tendon and MCP joint capsule, sometimes fracturing a metacarpal or phalangeal bone.’
    • ‘Most midphalangeal fractures are caused by direct blows and result in transverse fractures, whereas distal phalangeal fractures are usually a result of crushing injuries occasionally accompanied by nail-bed injuries.’

Pronunciation:

phalangeal

/fəˈlanj(ē)əl//fāˈlanj(ē)əl/