Estimation of Age through Elbow Joint in children of Karnataka

Authors

  • Manjunatha A

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10321

Keywords:

Olecranon process, epicondyle, trochlea, Karnataka

Abstract

70(35 male and 35 females) children aged between 11 to 18 years were studied for ossification of elbow joint

radiologically, 4(11.4%) were 11 years 5(14.2%) were 12 years, 7 (20%) were 13 years of age, 5(14.2%)

were 14 years, 3(8.57%) were 15 years were 16 years, 3 (8.57%) were 17 years and 4 (11.4%) were 18 years

old. The radiological study of elbow joint was Appearance of trochlea was observed only in female at 11

year. Fusion of trochlea was in males at 14 to 15 years of age and in 12 to 14 years in females. Appearance

of lateral Epicondyle in male was 11 to 12 years but in females at 11 years only. Fusion of lat epicondyle in

males was between 13 to 16 years and in females 13 to 14 years. Fusion of medial epicondyle in males was

between 14 to 16 years but in females between 11 to 15 years. Fusion of head of Radius in males between

14 to 16 years of age but in females between 11 to 13 years only. Appearance of olecranon process in males

between 11 to 13 years and in females between at 11 years only. Fusion of olecranon process in males was

between 17 to 18 years of age in females between 15 to 16 years only.

This study of elbow appearance and joint in which early appearance and ossification of females bones

will be helpful to medico-legal expert, orthopedician, radiologist, anthropologist and anatomist. Moreover

this study has ethnic and regional importance because morphometric values of mesodermal derivatives are

uncertain

Author Biography

Manjunatha A

1Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine And Toxicology, Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences &

Research centre, Shivamogga –(Karnataka)

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Manjunatha A. (2020). Estimation of Age through Elbow Joint in children of Karnataka. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 33-35. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10321