Palm, Long


Palm, Long

Objective: For children from birth to 16 years of age the length of the palm is more than the 97th centile

Subjective: The length of the palm appears relatively long compared to the finger length or the limb length


Palm length standards are found in Feingold and Bossert [1974] and Hall et al. [2007]. The palm is measured from the distal wrist flexion crease to the flexion crease of the F3 MCPJ. The term long hand should not be used as it is a bundled definition of two readily separable terms, Long fingers (which, as noted above, can itself be a bundled term) and Long palm.


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