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    Default Is a finger a joint, is a thumb a joint?

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am trying to find a source in writing which clarifies if a finger or a thumb is a joint or an upper extremity. I've tried to search the American College of Radiolgy website, and came up empty handed. Does anyone have anythng?

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    St. Louis, MO

    Default Upper extremity

    I am pretty sure that you can not call the thumb a joint. When I look at our Terminology book it classifies the thumb as an upper extremity. ISBN: 978-0-323-05506-2 Mastering Healthcare Terminology

    It might help if we knew why you needed the information. Do you need the name of the joints in the hands?
    Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC-I, CRC
    Educational Director, CCO.us,
    Have a Passion for Coding

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