The prevalence of the extensor digiti minimi tendon of the hand and its variants in humans

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dc.contributor.author Yammine, Kaissar
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-03T08:41:20Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-03T08:41:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-07-03
dc.identifier.issn 1447-073X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10964
dc.description.abstract The extensor digiti minimi (EDM) is frequently used in the case of an abduction deformity of the little finger. It is also considered as a main resource for tendon transfer. However, it shows many variations in the human hand, which include splitting into two or more slips and sending a slip to the fourth finger, named the extensor digiti minimi et quarti (EDMQ). The aim of this systematic review is to perform an evidence synthesis on the prevalence of the EDM and its variants. Twenty-six cadaveric studies met the inclusion criteria with a total of 2247 hands. Meta-analysis results yielded an overall pooled prevalence estimate (PPE) of the EDM of 99.7 % and PPEs of 11.5, 77.6, 7 and 0.6 % for the single-, double-, triple- and quadruple-slip EDM, respectively. For the single-slip EDM, the frequencies were such that Indians > Middle Eastern > Europeans > Japanese > North Americans. For the double-slip EDM, the frequencies were such that Japanese > North Americans = Europeans > Middle Eastern > Indians. No significance was found with regard to hand side. The true EDMQ prevalence was found to be at 7.3 %, whereas its crude prevalence was 8 %. This artilce offers reference values on the prevalence of the EDM and its variants, which are thought to be highly relevant to both anatomists and clinicians. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The prevalence of the extensor digiti minimi tendon of the hand and its variants in humans en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a systematic review and meta-analysis en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201801808 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Anatomical Science International en_US
dc.journal.volume 90 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 40-46 en_US
dc.keywords Extensor digiti minimi en_US
dc.keywords Anatomy en_US
dc.keywords Evidence-based medicine en_US
dc.keywords Meta-analysis en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12565-014-0253-y en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Yammine, K. (2015). The prevalence of the extensor digiti minimi tendon of the hand and its variants in humans: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Anatomical science international, 90(1), 40-46. en_US
dc.author.email kaissar.yammine@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12565-014-0253-y en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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