TITLE

Stature Estimation from Forearm Length

AUTHOR(S)
Sheikh, Nishat Ahmed; Ramanaiah, T. Venkata
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology;Apr-Jun2014, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Stature is one of the most important and useful anthropometric parameter and its estimation hold a special place in the field of Forensic Anthropometry. It has been stated that a variety of factors such as race, gender and nutrition play an important role in determining the height of an individual. There is a relation between the axial growth and the skeletal growth which can be reflected in the growth of the forearm length. The relation appears to be a positive proportion. The present study is made on the students in puberty age with axial growth in at its peak, to estimate the stature of 170 subjects, 88 Girls and 82 Boys from forearm length of individuals having age group of 11-16 Years, in Department of Forensic Medicine, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences Narketpally. The subjects were selected irrespective of their caste, religion, dietary habits & socio-economic status. Students having significant growth disorders, deformities, bony anomalies were excluded to rule out any gross anomaly in reconstruction of stature. All individuals were measured for height and forearm length. The data thus obtained has been subjected to statistical computation. It is obviously seen that length of a person can still be made out by the length of the fore arm even in the puberty age group, where there growth is yet not completed.
ACCESSION #
97924843

 

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