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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-8

A study of different parameters of human extremities and its relationship with human height in residents of eastern India

Department of Anatomy, IMS & SUM Hospital, B.O. Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Biswa Bhusan Mohanty
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, IMS & SUM Hospital, B.O. Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar - 751003, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/1110-1415.154557

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Introduction Height is defined as distance between vertex of head and surface. Reconstruction of the stature from various parameters is quite valuable for identification & for establishing the individuality of a person. Aims and Objectives The present study was done to determine the stature from parameters of upper limb & lower limb of individuals having age group of 17-25. Materials and Methods Authors have studied 213 male and 87 female, healthy subjects in Department of Anatomy, IMS & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar. All individuals were measured for height and arm, forearm, hand & foot length. Observation and Results The data thus obtained has been tabulated & subjected to statistical computation to derive the regression equations. Conclusion The results concluded that height has a definite correlation with the parameters. This conclusion is of utmost importance to anthropologist and forensic experts for estimation of stature from mutilated, decomposed or fragmentary skeletal remains.

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