Prediction of stature from fragmentary bones by radiographic method: Forensic implication

Normaizatul Afizah Ismail, Ravinder Kaur Santosh Singh, Athirah Ayob, Khairul Osman, Mohamed Swarhib Shafie, Faridah Mohd Nor

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Objective: The study was conducted to develop regression equations for stature estimation from measurements of fragmented bones. Materials and method: A total of 96 Malaysian adults, aged between 25 to 45 years old, were selected from the Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Perak. Standing height of each subject was measured in anatomical position, followed by radiography of the forearm. Radial and ulnar segments were measured on the radiographic films. The data collected were analysed by Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 23.0 (SPSS). Results: Results exhibited significant correlation between five radial segment lengths with stature, and two ulnar segment lengths with stature (p < 0.05). The regression equations derived from the neck to radial tuberosity length (SEE = 6.38) and olec-ranon breadth (SEE = 6.68) showed the highest accuracy in radius and ulna, respectively. Conclusion: This was the first study conducted on stature estimation based on fragmentary bone measurements in the Malaysians. The study had shown good accuracy in stature estimates, and should be extended on other bones in a larger sample to provide better estimates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-413
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume26
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Ulna
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Radius
Forearm
Radiography
Neck

Keywords

  • Fragmentary bones
  • Radiography
  • Radius
  • Stature
  • Ulna

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  • Medicine(all)

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Prediction of stature from fragmentary bones by radiographic method : Forensic implication. / Ismail, Normaizatul Afizah; Singh, Ravinder Kaur Santosh; Ayob, Athirah; Osman, Khairul; Shafie, Mohamed Swarhib; Nor, Faridah Mohd.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 26, No. 5, 01.01.2019, p. 409-413.

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Ismail, Normaizatul Afizah ; Singh, Ravinder Kaur Santosh ; Ayob, Athirah ; Osman, Khairul ; Shafie, Mohamed Swarhib ; Nor, Faridah Mohd. / Prediction of stature from fragmentary bones by radiographic method : Forensic implication. In: International Medical Journal. 2019 ; Vol. 26, No. 5. pp. 409-413.
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