Estimation of stature using Humerus length among adult population in South India


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Author Details : Chandragirish S , Harsha B R*, Mahesh V , Shashank K J

Volume : 8, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 149-152

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijcap.2021.034



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Abstract

Background: The humerus can be broken down into four segments.  If the humerus is found in its entirety, then its length can be used to estimate stature.  However, if only segments of the humerus are recovered then a combination of segments can be used to estimate stature.
To estimate the stature using Humerus length among adult population in South India.
Materials and Methods: A Cross sectional study was carried out using purposive sampling among Medical Students at CIMS, Chamarajanagar. Study duration was 6 months from July 2019 to December 2020. 100 Male and 100 Female Medicos were included in the study after taking informed consent. Differently abled adults were excluded from the study to reduce the error. Structured questionnaire was used to collect the data such as age, gender, height, arm length or Humerus length and distance between medical and lateral condyle.
Results: In the study among males there was significant positive correlation between Humerus length and height and distance between medial & lateral epicondyle among females there was negative correlation between Humerus length and age Among Males equation for estimation of height using Humerus length = 103.1 + 1.903 x Arm length. Among Females equation for estimation of height using Humerus length = 108.34 + 1.608 x Arm length.
Conclusion: As a result, these measurements may help to indicate the characteristic morphological features of humeral segments in south Indian population and also help the orthopedic surgeon to place the various implants in the reconstruction of humeral fractures.


Keywords: Humuerus, Age estimation, Stature, Forensic, Regression


How to cite : Chandragirish S, Harsha B R, Mahesh V, Shashank K J, Estimation of stature using Humerus length among adult population in South India. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2021;8(2):149-152


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Article History

Received : 17-06-2021

Accepted : 25-06-2021

Available online : 06-07-2021


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