Percutaneous Tibial Length Measurement for Estimation and Correlation of Stature in Nepalese Males

Authors

  • Abhishek Poudel Department of Anatomy Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital Chisapani, Banke
  • Biswas Satyal Department of Anatomy Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital Chisapani, Banke

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jngmc.v15i2.22841

Keywords:

Medial condyle, medial malleolus, percutaneous tibiail length, regression formula, stature, forensic anthropology

Abstract

 Introduction: Estimation of stature is an important step in identification of an individual, which often is required in medio-legal practice. It provides a valuable indicator for unknown individual in a population. Through the remains of human skeletal or body parts stature of an individual can be estimated.

Methods and Materials: Percutaneous tibial length (PCTL) is measured in present study to estimate the stature by formulating simple regression equation. The PCTL was measured by the surface anatomical landmarks that is between most prominent part of medial condyle of tibia and tip of medial malleolus.

Result: Positive correlation was found between the length of tibia and estimated height. A linear regression formula was derived for estimation of height from the length of right and left tibia.

 Conclusion: Estimated height and observed height were closely related within the range of error. Differences in length of right and left tibia showed statistically non-significant.

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Published

2017-06-01

How to Cite

Poudel, A., & Satyal, B. (2017). Percutaneous Tibial Length Measurement for Estimation and Correlation of Stature in Nepalese Males. Journal of Nepalgunj Medical College, 15(2), 33–36. https://doi.org/10.3126/jngmc.v15i2.22841

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