Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002537
Title: Determination of sex from radial tuberosity and shaft of radius - A morphometric study using long bone
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Determination of the sex of the unknown decomposed body is one of the most important tasks in the medicolegal cases, and skeletal remains play a very important role for establishing the identity of the subject. Therefore, it is necessary to formulate discriminate functions for the other bones, especially the long bones like radius that is frequently found in skeletal remains. Here, we present the utility of radius in determining the sex using its different measurements. Materials and Methods: Radial bones were obtained from the Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai. A total of 50 radial bones were analyzed for radial tuberosity and its shaft was evaluated morphometrically. The following measurements were taken and recorded. 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 series of other workers to draw the conclusions. Conclusion: From the present study, we can conclude that by doing the morphometrical analysis the sex of unknown individual can be detected in case of nonavailability of the skull, pelvis, or sacrum which are the bones of choice for sex determination. This could be of immense helps to detect the sex of an unknown subject in the medicolegal cases, which is an important task for forensic science, anthropology, and anatomy.

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    V. Mathivadani 1 , 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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    Author:

    V. Mathivadani 1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 , Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2 *

    Title:Determination of sex from radial tuberosity and shaft of radius - A morphometric study using long bone
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Oct)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1969-1972)
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    Methodology: A morphometric study
    Research Materials:Forensic medicine

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Anthropology Forensic medicine Morphometry Radius Sex determination

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