Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 4.2 (November 2017)

Page No.: 4563-4565

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.396


Muralidhar Reddy Sangam.

Professor and HOD, Department of Anatomy, NRI Medical College, Chinakakani, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr Muralidhar Reddy Sangam, Professor and HOD, Department of Anatomy, NRI Medical College, Chinakakani, Guntur, PIN: 522503, Andhra Pradesh, India. Mobile: 9440668501 E-Mail: murali_sangam@yahoo.co.in


Background: Scaphoid fractures account to 50 – 80% of all carpal bone injury. Morphometry of scaphoid provides knowledge which is useful in surgical reconstruction and for estimating the length of screw for internal fixation. Knowledge of distribution of vascular foramina is helpful in evaluating the vascularity of different segments of the bone.

Materials and Methods: The study was carried out on 52 dry human scaphoid bones available in the department of Anatomy, NRI Medical College, Guntur.

Results: Various morphometric parameters – length, width – proximal, distal and width of waist, length and width of dorsal sulcus, circumference of the waist, primary and secondary heights of the tubercle and circumference of the base of the tubercle were measured. More number of vascular foramina was present of the dorsal aspect with a dorsal – volar ratio of 3.42:1.

Conclusion: The morphometric data of scaphoid is useful for orthopaedicians, hand surgeons and radiologists.

Key words: Scaphoid, fracture, vascular.


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Cite this article: Muralidhar Reddy Sangam. STUDY OF MORPHOMETRY OF SCAPHOID AND ITS VASCULAR FORAMINA. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(4.2):4563-4565. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.396