Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 27 On the Digits of the Hand

The small processes of the third finger bone

The third bone [phalanx distalis] protrudes also on its lower end where it is attached to no other bone, and it has a rough head equipped with two small rather hook-shaped projections; this is mainly so the tendon which flexes it (tendons of muscles C and h in the 6th table of muscles, and c, b in the 7th) 45 may be attached to the entire inner surface and powerfully inserted at its end into the tip of the bone. This tendon is easily the largest of all those that move the other bones of the fingers, and makes the most robust insertion.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 27 On the Digits of the Hand