Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 8; Issue 1.3 (March 2020)

Page No.: 7386-7389

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2020.109


Gyanraj Singh 1, Sudeepa Das *2, Satyanarayan Shamal 3, Minati Patra 4.

1, *2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, KIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

3, 4 Professor, Department of Anatomy, KIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Corresponding Author:  Dr. Sudeepa Das, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, KIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. E-Mail: sudeepa.das@kims.ac.in


In clavicle the mid shaft circumference is considered as a consistent  indicator for determining the sex however the same when combined with length increases its accuracy. The objective of this study was to determine the gender variation in adult dry human clavicles in Eastern Odisha population and to determine variations between clavicles of right and left side. An observational study was done on 100 dry clavicles of known sex, in the Department of Anatomy, KIMS. There was significant difference between the lengths of male and female clavicles and also the difference in mid shaft circumference between male and female clavicle was significant (p<0.001). The findings of this study will be useful for sex determination of human skeletal remains.

Key words: Clavicle, Mid shaft circumference, sex determination.


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Cite this article: Gyanraj Singh, Sudeepa Das, Satyanarayan Shamal, Minati Patra. GENDER VARIATION OF CLAVICLE IN EASTERN ODISHA. Int J Anat Res 2020;8(1.3):7386-7389. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2020.109