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Morphometric Analysis of Clavicle in Nepalese Population

*, Haque M K and *, Mansur D I and *, Ashwin Krishnamurthy and *, Karki R and Sharma, K and *, Shakya R (2011) Morphometric Analysis of Clavicle in Nepalese Population. Kathmandu University Medical Journal, 9 (3(35)). pp. 193-197.

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Abstract

Background: Determining the sex of deceased is easy when a complete skeleton is available forexamination. On the whole, the bones are heavier, larger and markings of muscularattachments are more pronounced in the male than in the female. Objective: The purpose of this study was attempted to evolve an easily applied formulato enable the assessment of sex in an unknown clavicles and to know aboutcomparative differences between the right and left clavicles, from certain metricalparameters. Methods: The study was an observational, cross-sectional and descriptive in nature. Thepresent study was conducted on 257 adult clavicles out of which, 135 were of theright side and 122 of left side. The maximum length of the clavicle (in mm) wastaken. Results: The length of the right clavicles varies from 108 mm to 178 mm with an average of143.21 mm ±11.13 mm S.D. The length of the left clavicles varies from 111mm to181 mm with an average 145.53 mm ±11.04 mm S.D. It has been observed that theleft clavicle was longer than the right clavicle by 2.32 mm. There was no such singlecharacter which can determine the sex of all clavicles. Depending on the length alone, the sex can be decided in 13.33% male and 4.44% female right clavicles and16.39% male and 9.83% female bones if the left clavicle is considered. Conclusion: The left clavicle was longer than the right clavicle. The determination of sex fromthe clavicle has a great medico legalsignificance to the toxicologists. It also helpsthe anthropologists in their study of evolution of mankind and migration of races.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clavicle, card board, measuring tape, thread, vernier caliper
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2014 10:42
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2014 10:42
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138319

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