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The Linburg-Comstock Anomaly: Incidence in Malaysians and Effect on Pinch Strength
The Journal of Hand Surgery (2012)
  • Tze Hau Low
  • Nur Aida Faruk Senan
  • Tunku Sara Ahmad
Abstract

Purpose To obtain epidemiologic data on the Linburg-Comstock anomaly in Malaysia and to study the effect of the anomaly on key pinchstrength. Methods We examined 292 healthy subjects (162 female and 130 male) bilaterally for the presence of the Linburg-Comstock anomaly. Each subject's key pinchstrength 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 pinchstrength. Conclusions The study provides epidemiologic data of this anomaly in Malaysia and considers its anatomical influence on key pinchstrength. Type of study/level of evidence Prognostic IV.

Keywords
  • Linburg-Comstock syndrome,
  • pinch strength,
  • tendon anomaly
Publication Date
May, 2012
Citation Information
Tze Hau Low, Nur Aida Faruk Senan and Tunku Sara Ahmad. "The Linburg-Comstock Anomaly: Incidence in Malaysians and Effect on Pinch Strength" The Journal of Hand Surgery Vol. 37 Iss. 5 (2012)
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