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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Radiological assessment of elbow joint for skeletal maturity in Vidarbha Region


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Author Details : Ritika Gaddewar, MM Meshram

Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2017

Article Page : 356-360


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Abstract

Estimation of the skeletal age of an individual by radiological observation of the time of fusion of the ossification centers is a subject matter of great medicolegal and academic interest to anatomists and forensic experts.
Total 107 cases were studied for assessing epiphyseal fusion at Elbow joint. Epiphyseal fusion at Conjoint epiphysis of lower end of Humerus, Medial epicondyle of lower end of Humerus, Upper end of Radius are studied by radiography. It was observed that complete epiphyseal fusion of Composite epiphysis of Lower end of Humerus with shaft occurred at about 15 years in case of Males and 14 years in case of Females, epiphyseal fusion of the Medial epicondyle of Humerus with shaft at 20 years in case of Males and 19 years in case of Females and epiphyseal fusion of the Upper end of Radius with shaft occurred at about 16 years in case of Males and Females. Females showed early epiphyseal fusion than in males. Age of epiphyseal fusion was studied and compared with different studies carried out in different populations of India as well as other countries.

Keywords:
Lower end of Humerus, Upper end of Radius, Radiology, Epiphyseal fusion, Medial epicondyle

How to cite : Gaddewar R, Meshram M, Radiological assessment of elbow joint for skeletal maturity in Vidarbha Region. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2017;4(3):356-360

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