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Is the shoulder distal or proximal to elbow?

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Is the elbow proximal to the shoulder?

No. The elbow is distal to the shoulder. Proximal means  closer to the body, whereas distal is further away.

Is the hand located proximal or distal to the elbow?

The hand is distal, because your hand is drawing away from  your body. Proximal means closer to the body.   Example: The elbow is distal to the chest. The elbow is proxim