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J Hand Surg Am. 2012 May;37(5):930-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.01.020. Epub 2012 Mar 3.

The Linburg-Comstock anomaly: incidence in Malaysians and effect on pinch strength.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. owtzehau@yahoo.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To obtain epidemiologic data on 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.

PMID:
22386556
DOI:
10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.01.020
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