Supratrochlear foramen of humerus – a morphometric study
Authors:Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(3): 829-831
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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.