Supratrochlear foramen of humerus – a morphometric study

Authors:Asha. Krishnamurthy, Anil Reddy. Yelicharla, Anitha. Takkalapalli , Vinay. Munishamappa, Bhagyalakshmi.Bovinndala , Chandramohan. M
Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(3): 829-831  |  PDF File

Abstract

Introduction: STF is an important variation in the lower end of humerus which has been neglected because of paucity of literature. Aims: This study contributes in adding consistent data in anatomy and anthropology. Methods: 180 humeri of unknown sex and age were collected from Department of Anatomy, Mamatha Medical College, Khammam, Andhra pradesh. STF was measured using a vernier caliper. Results: The STF was seen in 23% of humeri, oval shape being more common and present more frequently on left side compared to right side humeri. Conclusion: The anatomical knowledge of STF is beneficial for anthropologists, orthopaedic surgeons and radiologists.