The linburg-comstock anomaly: incidence in Malaysians and effect on pinch strength

Low, T.H.; Faruk Senan, N.A.; Ahmad, T.S. (2012) The linburg-comstock anomaly: incidence in Malaysians and effect on pinch strength. Journal of Hand Surgery.

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To obtain epidemiologic data of the linburg-comstock anomaly in malaysia and to study the effect of the anomaly on key pinch strength. Methods: We examined 292 healthy subjects (162 female and 130 male) bilaterally for the presence of the linburg-comstock anomaly. Each subject's key pinch strength was measured bilaterally using a pinch meter. Results: The linburg-comstock anomaly was present in 101 of the 292 subjects (35%). Sixty-five subjects (22%) had it unilaterally, and 36 subjects (6%) had it bilaterally. The anomaly was associated with superior key pinch strength. Conclusions: The study provides epidemiologic data of this anomaly in malaysia and considers its anatomical influence on key pinch strength. Type of study/level of evidence: Prognostic iv.

Item Type: Article
  1. Low, T.H.
  2. Faruk Senan, N.A.
  3. Ahmad, T.S.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Hand Surgery
Additional Information: National Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence for Research and Learning (NOCERAL), Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital Pulau Pinang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orthopaedic Surgery
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2012 16:30
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2014 17:27

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