Anatomy Research International / 2017 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Parameters of the Palmaris Longus (PL) versus Flexor Digitorum Superficialis (FDS) muscle.

Palmaris LongusFlexor Digitorum Superficialis

Present (both hands)Absent (both hands)Present (right hand)Present (left hand)Total
Present (both hands)142 (67.6%)33 (67.3%)27 (67.5%)26 (81.2%)228
Absent (both hands)32 (15.2%)11 (22.4%)6 (15.0%)1 (3.1%)50
Present (right hand)19 (9.0%)2 (4.0%)3 (7.5%)3 (9.3%)27
Present (left hand)17 (8.09%)3 (6.1%)4 (10.0%)2 (6.2%)27

  value ≥ 0.595.

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