Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 2.3 (June 2018)

Page No.: 5354-5359

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.206


Yogi Anupkumar Balakrishnan 1, S.Vikram *2, Chitra Prakash Rao 3, Sanjay Kumar B Revankar 4.

1 Assistant professor of Anatomy Malankara orthodox syrian church medical college, kolenchery Kerala, India.

*2 Associate Professor of Anatomy A.J Institute of Medical Sciences and Research centre, Mangalore,India.

3 Professor and HOD of Anatomy A.J Institute of Medical Sciences and Research centre, Mangalore, India.
 4 Assistant professor of Anatomy, A.J Institute of Medical Sciences and Research centre, Mangalore, India

Corresponding author: Dr.Vikram. S, Associate Professor of Anatomy A.J Institute of Medical Sciences and Research centre, Mangalore, India. E-Mail: v1karade@gmail.com


Background: In forensic analysis, the estimation of the stature is key in identification of an individual. The stature of an individual can be estimated from long bones especially the tibia and the femur as these have direct correlation to the height of an individual. The tibia is ideal in this application as it resists erosion and keeps its anatomical shape for long even after burial. Mechanical loading is especially high in the distal ends of long bones of the lower limb and as such they display significant inter-individual differences. The use of distal dimensions in estimation of the length of the tibia from skeletal remains has not been reported.

Materials and methods: 150 dry and processed tibias irrespective of side, grossly normal and complete were randomly collected from a medical college of south India. Unossified bones, bones with diseases and injuries have been excluded.

Results: In our study, the mean and standard deviation was calculated for each of the dimensions. The results were analysed with simple regression analysis. Pearson’s coefficient determined for each parameter and tabulated. Simple linear regression equations were then deduced from the obtained data which would predict the expected maximum length of the bone from its various other parameters.


Simple regression equations are deducted from the obtained data, which would predict the expected maximum length of the tibia from its various parameters.

Key words: Distal dimensions of Tibia, Parameters of tibia, morphometric measurement of tibia, Tibia.


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Cite this article: Yogi Anupkumar Balakrishnan, S.Vikram, Chitra Prakash Rao, Sanjay Kumar B Revankar. STUDY OF DISTAL DIMENSIONS OF TIBIA IN CORRELATION WITH THE LENGTH OF TIBIA. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(2.3):5354-5359. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.206