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Indian J Plast Surg. 2018 Sep-Dec;51(3):321-323. doi: 10.4103/ijps.IJPS_105_18.

Two new clinical tests for palmaris longus.

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Department of Orthopaedics, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.


The palmaris longus (PL) tendon can be assessed with clinical tests whose reliability varies. Herewith, two new tests are described - the 'Bunched Finger' test and 'Hooked Finger test' that are simple and visualise the PL tendon easily and prominently.


Clinical; palmaris longus; tendons; tests

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