The puzzling Palmaris Longus
October 24, 2009 12:10 PM Subscribe
The Palmaris Longus is a notorious muscle of the hand since some people don't have it at all. Wait, what!?
posted by jgwong to Health & Fitness (28 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
Yes, according to the Wikipedia,
it is absent in about 14% of the population.
My anatomy book says this muscle does the flexion of the hand. My question is, are those 14% incapable of moving the hand that way? Do they miss something? Are they disabled in some way?