HOCKEY-STICK PALMAR CREASE – A characteristic in CHARGE & fetal alcohol syndrome!
November 28, 2010
The ‘hockey-stick’ palmar crease is an unusual variant of the distal palmar crease – in palmistry a.k.a. the ‘heart line’. The typical characteristic concerns the widening of the crease combined with a termination between the index- and middle finger.
The ‘hockey-stick’ crease is relatively common in CHARGE, and in fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).
THE HAND IN CHARGE SYNDROME:
A typical CHARGE hand displays a combination of the following characteristics: square hand, short fingers, finger-like thumb, and hockey-stick palmar crease.
THE HAND IN FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME:
A typical FAS hand displays a combination of the following characteristics: small thumb, short fingers, clinodactyly (curved 5th finger), camptodactyly, broad palm, and hockey-stick palmar crease.