Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3.1 (July 2017)

Page No.: 4173-4176

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.276


Gyanaranjan Nayak *.

Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, I M S and SUM Hospital, S O A University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr Gyanaranjan Nayak, Address- Flat No-111, Manorama -Metro Complex, Malasahi, Mangalabag, Cuttack, Odisha, PIN-753001, India. Phone – 09937750477 E-Mail: drgrn82@gmail.com


Aim: To measure various dimensions of acetabulum of hip bones.
Materials and Methods: The study included fifty four dried hip bones ( 27 right and 27 left) of unknown age and sex. The depth, diameter and volume of acetabulum were measured by suitable methods.

Results: The depth of acetabulum was found to be 2.15 ± 0.33 cm and 1.98 ± 0.2 cm on the right and left side respectively. The diameter of acetabulum was found to be 4.53 ± 0.37 cm on the right side and 4.41 ± 0.39 cm on the left side. The volume was determined to be 36.3 ± 9.84 ml on the  right side and 30.12 ± 7.05 ml on the left side.

Conclusion: The findings of the study will be helpful for orthopaedicians, prosthetists, forensic scientists and anthropologists.

Key Words Acetabulum, hip joint, dimensions, prosthesis, arthroplasty.


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Cite this article: Gyanaranjan Nayak. AN ANATOMICAL STUDY OF DIMENSIONS OF ACETABULUM IN AN EASTERN INDIAN POPULATION. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(3.1):4173-4176. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.276