Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003443
Title: Determination of height using femur length in adult population
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the height of the individuals using femur length. Introduction: The femur being the longest bone in our body can be used to estimate the stature of the person. Materials and Methods: The femur length of 50 people (25 male and 25 female) was measured using non-stretchable tape to measure the distance between the greater trochanter as palpated and lateral condyle of the femur. Discussion: This study showed the correlation between the femur length and height of the individual. The femur length in male is greater than in female. The previous studies have proved that the height of an individual is 4 times the femur length of the individual. The length of the right and left femur may vary slightly in some people. P value is statistically significant. Conclusion: This study proved that the femur length is proportional to the height. Therefore, a taller individual may have a longer femur while a dwarfer individual may have a shorter femur.

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    S. Blessy Pushparathna1 , S. Sangeetha2 *, Dinesh Premavathy2

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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: Mrs. S. Sangeetha, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamalle High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    S. Blessy Pushparathna1 , S. Sangeetha2 *, Dinesh Premavathy2

    Title:Determination of height using femur length in adult population
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (April)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (834-835)
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    Methodology: Femur, Sex determination, Stature estimation
    Research Materials:Adult population

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Femur Sex determination Stature estimation

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