Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004205
Title: Sex determination using geometric dimensions of greater sciatic notch and subpubic angle of human pelvic bone: A morphometric study
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Identification of sex of an unknown individual from the skeletal remains is the first and the most important step encountered by forensic experts and archeologists, and the hip bone is considered an ideal bone for sex determination as it provides the highest accuracy levels. The greater sciatic notch is a notch in the ilium, one of the bones that make up the human pelvis. It lies between the posteroinferior iliac spine and the ischial spine. It is very important in sex determination as the greater sciatic notch is wider in women than in men. Materials and Methods: In the present study, a total of 40 dry human pelvic bones of known sex (20 males and 20 females) and without any gross abnormality were collected from the Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, for evaluation. The length and depth of the greater sciatic notch were measured by using a sliding vernier caliper. The subpubic angle was also measured using a protractor. All the data obtained were tabulated, analyzed, and represented graphically. Results: The average value of the length and depth of the greater sciatic notch was 4.83 for the right side and 3.71 for the left side of the pelvis. The average value of subpubic angle in male pelvis was found to be 81.5 and in female, it was 90.5. Conclusion: Sex determination of an anonymous individual is one of the main objectives when human skeletal remains are found, both in forensic investigation and archaeological studies. This research helps provide more understanding of the notch.

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    Monica Antony, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj*

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    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:

    Monica Antony, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj*

    Title:Sex determination using geometric dimensions of greater sciatic notch and subpubic angle of human pelvic bone: A morphometric study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (October)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2199-2202)
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    Methodology:Greater sciatic notch, Pelvic bone, Pelvimetry, Sex determination, Subpubic angle
    Research Materials:40 dry human pelvic bones

Keywords

Greater sciatic notch Pelvic bone Pelvimetry Sex determination Subpubic angle

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