[Linburg-Comstock syndrome. Epidemiologic and anatomic study, clinical applications].

  title={[Linburg-Comstock syndrome. Epidemiologic and anatomic study, clinical applications].},
  author={K Hamitouche and J. L. Roux and Yolande Baeten and Yves Allieu},
  journal={Chirurgie de la main},
  volume={19 2},
The Linburg-Comstock (LC) syndrome is distinguished by the inability to actively flex the interphalangeal (IP) joint of the thumb without simultaneously flexing the distal IP joint of the index finger. Any resistance to this 'parasitic' reaction causes pain on the palmar side of the wrist or in the distal part of the forearm; this is due to an anomalous tendinous connection between the flexor pollicus longus (FPL) and the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP). An epidemiological study was carried… CONTINUE READING