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Metacarpophalangeal joint

Metacarpophalangeal joint is the articulation between a metacarpal bone and a phalanx. Since it is a condyloid-type, flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, and circumduction movements are allowed at the joint. Ligaments that are present are palmar (or volar) ligaments and collateral ligaments. Abbreviation: MCP joint.

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