Assymetry in length, weightand circumference of long bones of upper limb in north costal andhra population

Authors:Indira Devi.B ,Raju. Sugavasi , Sujatha.M ,Sirisha.B , Sri Devi.P , Vijaya Lakshmi.K
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(3): 1951 - 1955.  |  PDF File

Abstract

The lack of uniformity in the length, weight and mid shaft circumference of long bones of upper limb can be attributed to the type of movements performed by individual during life. The present study reports the positive evidence of Right sided dominance in the weight, length and circumference of 50 pairs of upper limb bones collected from skeletons of North costal Andhra population in south Indian Region of India. Length was measured on an osteometric Board and weight measured on Automatic Balance. Mean length of Humerus, Radius and Ulna was greater on the right side than the left side. Mean weight of humerus, radius and ulna are also greater on right side. Mean circumference of mid part of shaft of humerus was greater on left side and for radius and ulna on right side. In overall the present study reveals that right dominance in North costal Andhra population.