Estimation of stature from the lenth of clavicle in vidarbha region of maharashtra

Authors:TRUPTI KESHAVRAO BALVIR, J V DESHPANDE, PRASHANT BADWAIK, ANIL S RAHULE, AP KASOTE, MOHAMMED SHAKEEL MOHAMMED BASHIR, MM MESHRAM
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(3): 2254-2256  |  PDF File

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Anthropometric study of bones conveys information regarding race, sex, age and height of person. Little data is available for stature estimation from short bones. The present study was planned in Vidarbha region to determine the stature from clavicle for individuals of the region which will be helpful medico legally since different regions need different formulas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study consist of fully ossified clavicles belonging to the 60 dissection hall cadavers out of which 48 were males and 12 were females of known sex and stature collected from different medical colleges of the region. The cadaveric stature was measured and the living stature was obtained by deducting 15 mm for males and 20 mm for females from the length of cadavers. The linear relationship between the living stature and length of clavicle of each side was worked out in the form of regression equations. RESULTS: In male, the mean living stature was 1620.37mm while in females it was 1542.25mm. Majority of males cases (43.75%) were in between the range of 1601-1650mm while least cases (0.00%) were in between 1451-1500mm range. In female majority of cases (50%) were in between the range of 1551-1600mm while least cases (0.00%) were in between 1601-1750mm and 1401-1450mm range. CONCLUSION: We observed the average living stature in male as 1620.37 mm and in females 1542.25 mm. The obtained regression formulas from the present study can be used to predict the stature from the length of clavicle in the population of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, India.