Hand Clin. Nov;8(4) Distal joint injuries of the thumb and fingers. Lenzo SR(1). Author information: (1)Hand Surgical Service, Hospital for Joint.
Hand bones are called metacarpals. The finger bones are called phalanges. The metacarpophalangeal joint (MP joint), or knuckle, is where the finger bones.
Common hand problems include arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and Each finger has 3 phalanges (the distal, middle, and proximal); the thumb only has 2.