Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 11; Issue 2 (June2023)

Page No.: 8629-8633

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2023.138

Exploring the Bilateral Comparisons of Articular Surfaces of Talus: An Observational Study at Tertiary Health Care Center in Pune City

Komal M. Nale 1, Balu G. Londhe *2, Shilpa N. Gosavi 3.

1 Senior resident, Bharatratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

*2 Associate professor, Department of Anatomy, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India. ORCiD: 0000-0001-5222-0118

3 Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India. ORCiD: 0000-0003-1573-0105

Corresponding Author: Dr. Balu Londhe, Associate Professor, Dept. of Anatomy, BVDUMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Mobile: +91-8605324298 E-Mail: balu.londhe@bharatividyapeeth.edu.in


Background: The existing conclusive data show variations in the subtalar joint regarding its morphological features and articulation of bones. Inadequate studies exist on the morphometry of articular surfaces of the talus which may help in surgical interventions and development of implants and prostheses in diverse populations.

Purpose: The current study was undertaken to conduct a bilateral comparison of parameters of articulating surfaces of talus.

Material and Methods: An observational study design was carried out at one of the private medical colleges in the Pune district of Maharashtra. A total of 100 (fifty-one from right side and forty-nine left-sided tali) dry human talar bones were collected and various dimensions of articular surfaces of bones were measured by Digital Vernier Caliper and Ruler. The data analysis was performed and results were tabulated and presented graphically.

Results: There was a statistically significant difference (p<0.05) in bilateral measurements of lateral articular surface height (LASH) of talar bones. The difference was not significant (p>0.05) for all other parameters.

Conclusions: The study inferences can be applied as a guide and baseline information for surgical measures, inflammatory disease management, and forensic anthropologists.

Keywords: Articular Surface, Bilateral, Talus, Trochlear Length.


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Cite this article: Komal M. Nale, Balu G. Londhe, Shilpa N. Gosavi. Exploring the Bilateral Comparisons of Articular Surfaces of Talus: An Observational Study at Tertiary Health Care Center in Pune City. Int J Anat Res 2023;11(2):8629-8633. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2023.138