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NJBMS - Volume 8, Issue 3, January - March 2018

Pages: 127-130
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Prediction of Height from Percutaneous Tibial Length

Author: Sangeetha.V, Tanveer Ahmed Khan

Category: Anatomy


Introduction: Reconstruction of stature from human skeletal remains continues to be an important aspect of anthropology. Of these, lower limb bones have greater contribution to height than upper limb bones.

Materials and methods: The study was done on 100 medical students (50 males and 50 females) of the age group 18-22 years. The percutaneous length of both right and left sides was measured in centimetres (cms) using standard measuring tape from the most prominent palpable part of medial tibial condyle to the tip of medial malleolus, in anatomical position with barefoot, on standard beam scale for measuring height to avoid bias.

Results: In the present study using PCTL, the simple regression equation for both sexes, both right and left sides were equated separately. Results obtained were: Males: Right side: Ht=83+2.28(PCTL)±4.8, left side: Ht=74.7+2.49(PCTL) ± 4.6; Females: Right side: Ht=103+1.47(PCTL) ± 5.3, Left side: Ht=98.2+1.62(PCTL)± 5.4.

Conclusion: By using the derived Pearson equation the values obtained are within biological acceptance for both sexes for right and left side. By using the derived regression formula, the height of an individual can be calculated with the help of percutaneous tibial length which is within biological acceptance. The present study can help the anthropologists and forensic experts to predict the stature from given tibia.

Keywords: Anthropometry, Stature [Height- Ht ], Percutaneous tibial length.

DOI: 10.31975/NJBMS.2018.8301