Type of Article : Orginal
Year: 2014 | Volume 2 | Issue 4 | Page No. 630-632
Date of Publication: 31-10-2014
Shakil Mohamad Khan 1, Shaik Hussain Saheb *2 .
1Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, India*2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, India.
Corresponding Author Address: Shaik Hussain Saheb, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka - 577004, India.
Back ground: Anthropometry provides scientific method and technique for taking various measurements in different geographic regions and races. The femur is the weight bearing typical long bone of lower limb which extends from the pelvis to the knee. The anatomical knowledge of different dimensions of femur specially head and neck of the femur is very essential in anthropological and medico-legal practice for sex determination and as well as to radiologists, rheumatologists and orthopaedic surgeons for diagnosis and planning of treatment.
Objectives: The objectives of present study to find out the measurements of Platymeric index,Robusticity index and Foraminal index.
Materials and Methods: In present study have used 250 femurs from different colleges in south India. The following measurements were conducted Platymeric index, Robusticity index and Foraminal index for both right and left femur.
Results: The results of present study are the Physiological length of left femur was 44.15+2.35 and right was 43.98+2.15, the Rubusticity index of left femur was 15.26+1.17 and right was 14.34+1.21the Platymetric index of left femur was 85.70+6.35 and right was 86.32+6.15, the Foraminal index of left femur was between 37-65% and right was 35-62%.
Conclusion: The present study shows that there is significance different in between right and left femurs measurements. The anatomical knowledge of different dimensions of femur is very essential in anthropological and medico-legal practice for sex determination and as well as to radiologists, rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons for diagnosis and planning of treatment.
KEY WORDS: Platymeric index, Robusticity index, Foraminal index, Femur.
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Shakil Mohamad Khan, Shaik Hussain Saheb. ANTHROPOMETRIC STUDY OF FEMUR IN SOUTH INDIA. Int J Anat Res 2014;2(4):630-632. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2014.511