Determination of Sex From Adult Clavicle – An Autopsy based Regional Study

Authors

  • Levis Vaseem Moorkhan1 , Prajith Thekke Madathil2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10467

Keywords:

clavicle, sex determination, midclavicular circumference, Robustness index and autopsy.

Abstract

Background: Studies on “identification of the sex from clavicle bone alone” are carried out by various

workers all over the world.But, it is well known fact that the racial and geographical differences exist in

the metrical measurement of all the bones including clavicles, as the determination of sex is a population

specific phenomenon. Matrials and Methode : This study was conducted on100 male clavicles and 100

female clavicles collected from identified corpses brought for medicolegal autopsy at Department of Forensic

Medicine Govt. Medical College Calicut. Measured the various parameters and compared with previous

studies. RESULTS :In the present study, the length , midclavicular circumference and weight of male

clavicles weres more than female clavicles. The female clavicle has its length around 86% of male clavicle

and mean MCC around 83% of the male clavicles.. Robustness index also calculated, mean robustness

index was 23.11, and could identify only 76 % males and 64% females by this. CONCLUSION:In order to

establish the anthropometric standards, and for the evaluation of the same from time to time, the continuance

of such studies in defined geographical areas over a particular period of time is needed.

Author Biography

Levis Vaseem Moorkhan1 , Prajith Thekke Madathil2

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Govt.Medical college Manjeri, Malappuram, Kerala, 2 Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Govt. Medical college Kozhikode, Kozhikode, Kerala

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Levis Vaseem Moorkhan1 , Prajith Thekke Madathil2. (2020). Determination of Sex From Adult Clavicle – An Autopsy based Regional Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 800-804. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10467