Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 11; Issue 4 (December 2023)

Page No.: 8784-8792

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2023.228

Upper Limb Osteometry of the Colombian Population: A Comparative Characterization of Scapula, Clavicle, Humerus, Radius and Ulna

Jerónimo Vásquez-Gómez 1, Andrés F Loaiza 1, Daniela Botero-González *2.

1 Medical student, Faculty of Health Science, Technological University of Pereira, Pereira, Colombia. ORCID: 0009-0006-7272-953X and 0009-0006-2700-4230

*2 Assistant professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Health Science, Technological University of Pereira, Pereira, Colombia. ORCID: 0000-0002-0156-4997

Corresponding Author: Daniela Botero-González, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Health Science, Technological University of Pereira, Pereira, Colombia. Telephone number: +57 310 392 4606 E-Mail: dbotero@utp.edu.co


Background: In response to the lack of osteometry research in Colombia, this paper applies a pioneering methodology to the osteometry of the upper limbs and carries out a comparative evaluation of the results obtained with those from several studies conducted worldwide. Morphometric characterization is crucial to inform clinical interventions in areas ranging from orthopedic surgery to forensic anthropological research.

Methods: Fifteen samples of dry scapula, clavicle, humerus, radius and ulna were measured. Original parameters were used for this morphometry. Values of p≤0.05 were considered significant.

Results: Morphometry of the upper limb bones in the Colombian population is described. The mean weight of dry bones were: scapula 53.322 ± 16.717 grams; clavicle 21.545 ± 4.127 grams; humerus 104.913 ± 36.617 grams; radius 42.187 ± 9.785 grams; and ulna 46.159 ± 11.639 grams. Radius length was statistically significant: p=0.0259.

Conclusions: This is the first published paper reporting the osteometry and comparative analysis of the upper limb bones in Colombia. The morphometric data presented in this study contribute to the field of Colombian osteometrics and provide a reference for future interdisciplinary research.

Key Words: Anatomy, Anthropometry, Arm Bones, Bones of Upper Extremity, Clavicle, Humerus, Osteology, Radius, Scapula, Ulna.


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Cite this article: Jerónimo Vásquez-Gómez, Andrés F Loaiza, Daniela Botero-González. Upper Limb Osteometry of the Colombian Population: A Comparative Characterization of Scapula, Clavicle, Humerus, Radius and Ulna. Int J Anat Res 2023;11(4):8784-8792. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2023.228