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Research Article

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

Table 3

Characteristics of the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis (FDS) muscle.


Present (both hands)210 (63.4%)
Absent (both hands)49 (14.8%)
Present (right hand)40 (12.1%)
Present (left hand)32 (9.7)

FDS versus dominant handRt. handLt. hand

Present (both hands)188 (63.9%)22 (59.4%) value = 0.835
Absent (both hands)44 (14.9%)5 (13.5%)
Present (right hand)35 (11.9%)5 (13.5%)
Present (left hand)27 (9.1%)5 (13.5%)

FDS versus genderMaleFemale

Present (both hands)118 (71.9%)92 (55.0%) value = 0.001
Absent (both hands)17 (10.3%)32 (19.1%)
Present (right hand)21 (12.8%)19 (11.3%)
Present (left hand)8 (4.8%)24 (14.3%)

Significant value ≤ 0.05.

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