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How   to   cite   this   Article:    Gaurav   Agnihotri,   Swarnjeet   Kaur.   A   QUANTITATIVE   PERSPECTIVE   ON   DIMORPHIC   PROFILE   OF   TALUS   IN   NORTH INDIANS..  Int J Anatomy Res 2016;4(4):3105-3110. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.413.
Type of Article: Original Research DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2016.413 Page No.:  3105-3110
A QUANTITATIVE PERSPECTIVE ON DIMORPHIC PROFILE OF TALUS IN NORTH INDIANS Gaurav Agnihotri * 1 , Swarnjeet Kaur 2 . *1 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India. 2  Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Corresponding   Author   Address:    Dr   Gaurav   Agnihotri,   Associate   Professor,   Department   of   Anatomy,   Government   Medical   College,   Amritsar,   Punjab,   India. Mobile:09815542792. E-Mail:  anatomygaurav@yahoo.com. ABSTRACT: Introduction:    The   Talus   is   the   keystone   of   the   human   tarsus   and   is   the   weight   bearing   bone   which   is   often   recovered   intact.It   is   vital   for   sex,   race,   age   and sex determination. Aims:    The   present   study   intends   to   assess   the   dimorphic   status   of   Talus   in   North   Indians   on   basis   of   size   and   weight.It   addresss   the possibility and reliability of sex/race identification using the metric attributes of talus in North Indians. Material   and   Methods:     500   dry   tali   (250   males;   250   females)   of   known   sex   .Right   left   ratio   1:1   were   taken.   The   study   was   conducted   in   the   department of Anatomy in Government Medical Colleges of Punjab during the period 2011-2016. Results:    There   exists   a   definite   sexual   dimorphism   in   the   morphometry   of   talus   for   north   indian   population.   The   highly   accurate   scores   obtained   by   the discriminant   function   analysis      establish   the   dimorphic   profile   of   the   talus   in   north   indian   population.   When   the   eight   variables   for   both   sides   were   taken into   consideration   the   %   accuracy   of   sex   determination   reached   a   maximum   level   of   100%.   The   predictive   validity   values   indicate   that   the   classification functions have proved to be a useful diagnostic tool to identify the sex of the northern indians. Conclusions:    It   can   be   concluded   that   the   talus   of   north   indians   is   useful   for   the   sex   determination   of   skeletal   remains   in   either   a   complete   or   fragmentary state. KEYWORDS:  Sexual dimorphism, Talus, North Indians. References 1 . Bidmos MA, Asala SA. 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Volume 4 |Issue 4.2 |  2016 Date of Publication:  30 November 2016