IJAR.2016.473

Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 1 (January 2017)

Page No.: 3350-3353

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2016.473

ESTIMATION OF HUMAN STATURE FROM LENGTH OF ULNA IN INDIAN POPULATION

Ashish Pandey 1, Radhika P.M *2, Shailaja Shetty 3.

1 Intern , Department of Anatomy, M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore

*2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore.

3 Professor & HOD, Department of Anatomy, M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore.

Corresponding author: Dr. Radhika P.M, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, MSRIT Post, Bangalore, 560054, India. Phone: 9035044023 E-Mail: parameshradhika@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Estimation of stature from measurement of various body parts is of particular interest to forensic scientist as it is considered as one of the basic parameters of the investigation process in unknown human remains in medico-legal cases. The aim of the study was to find out the relationship between personal stature and length of ulna.

Materials and Methods: The present study was carried out on 300 (150 males and 150females) students of M.S. Ramaiah Medical College of the age group of 18 – 28 years. The parameters studied were height, length of right and left ulna. The observations were analyzed by Pearson’s correlation to examine the relationship between length of ulna and height according to gender for right and left ulna separately.

Results: The mean and standard deviation of stature and length of both ulnas was derived. There was statistical difference between right and left ulna in both the gender. A positive correlation was found in both the gender. The correlation of stature with ulnar length was observed which was found to be statistically significant. A linear regression formula was established for right and left ulna.

Conclusion: The estimation of stature from the length of ulna will be of practical use in Medico-legal investigations and in anthropometry.

Key words: Stature estimation, ulna, Bone length, Regression equation, Forensic Anthropology.

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Cite this article: Ashish Pandey, Radhika P.M, Shailaja Shetty. ESTIMATION OF HUMAN STATURE FROM LENGTH OF ULNA IN INDIAN POPULATION. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(1):3350-3353. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.473
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