Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002530
Title: Assessment of sexual differences in the bony pelvis by pelvimetry using simple morphometric parameters
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: The main features of identity are sex, age, stature, and ethnic background. Although many bones of the human skeleton present sex-, age-, and race-related differences, the distinctive morphology of the human hip bone makes it of interest from anatomical, anthropological, and forensic point of view. The hip or the “innominate bone” is one of the most informative bones in the entire human skeleton. Morphometry of the hip bone is important for the anatomist as well as for the anthropologist for population studies. Moreover, specimen identification and sex determination from skeletal remains have great importance in forensic medicine. Materials and Methods: A total of 50 unpaired right and left dry hip bones of unknown sex were used for this study. The bones were obtained from the Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals. The measurements such as weight of hip bone, length of hip bone, width of hip bone, and coxal index of hip bone were taken. All the measurements were taken with the help of osteometric board and weighing machine. Results: An overall mean for these three parameters was calculated using the data obtained. Remarkable differences were found between male and female. The raw data obtained were statistically analyzed. Range, mean, standard deviation, and standard error of mean were determined for each parameter. All values were compared with a series of other workers to draw the conclusions. Conclusion: The sexual dimorphism of the hip bone is a special adaptation in the females for childbearing. Therefore, awareness of the average dimensions of the hip bone in both the sexes will also help in early detection of disputed sex by forensic experts.

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    P. Chithambara Shathviha1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 , Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2 *

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    1 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    P. Chithambara Shathviha1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 , Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2 *

    Title:Assessment of sexual differences in the bony pelvis by pelvimetry using simple morphometric parameters
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Oct)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1939-1942)
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    Methodology:Simple morphometric parameters
    Research Materials: Forensic medicine

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Anthropology Forensic medicine Pelvic bone Pelvimetry Sexual differences

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