Anatomy Research International / 2017 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Clinical Assessment of the Congenital Absence of Palmaris Longus and Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Muscles in Young Saudi Population

Table 2

Characteristics of the Palmaris Longus (PL) muscle.


Present (both hands)228 (68.9%)
Absent (both hands)50 (15.1%)
Present (right hand)27 (8.2%)
Present (left hand)26 (7.9)

PL versus dominant handRt. handLt. hand

Present (both hands)200 (68.0%)28 (75.6%) value = 0.788
Absent (both hands)45 (15.3%)5 (13.5%)
Present (right hand)25 (8.5%)2 (5.4%)
Present (left hand)24 (8.1%)2 (5.4%)

PL versus genderMaleFemale

Present (both hands)99 (60.3%)129 (77.2%) value = 0.001
Absent (both hands)38 (23.1%)12 (7.1%)
Present (right hand)16 (9.7%)11 (6.5%)
Present (left hand)11 (6.7%)15 (8.9%)

Significant value ≤ 0.05.

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