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Table 1 Definition of the finger and phalange measurement [18]

From: Estimation of stature from finger and phalange lengths in a Korean adolescent

Category Measurement variable Abbreviation Description
Finger Thumb, index, middle, ring, little finger length 1DL, 2DL, 3DL, 4DL, 5DL The distance from proximal flexion crease of the finger to the tip of the respected finger
Phalange Thumb, index, middle, ring, little finger proximal phalange length 1DT2L, 2DI3L, 3DM3L, 4DR3L, 5DL3L The distance from the proximal interphalangeal joint crease to metacarpophalangeal joint crease of each finger
Index, middle, ring, little finger middle phalange length 2DI2L, 3DM2L, 4DR2L, 5DL2L The distance from the distal interphalangeal joint crease to the proximal interphalangeal joint crease
Thumb, index, middle, ring, little finger distal phalange length 1DT1L, 2DI1L, 3DM1L, 4DR1L, 5DL1L The distance from the most forwarding projecting point on the tip of each finger to distal interphalangeal joint crease of each finger