Age Estimation from Radiological Study of Epiphyseal Fusion Around Wrist Joint in Male Population of North East Madhya Pradesh

Authors

  • Harshwardhan Khushalrao Khartade
  • Rahul Mishra
  • Priyanka Kumarsen Meshram
  • Vidya Garg
  • Prateesh Shukla
  • Shashidhar Prasad Garg

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17203

Keywords:

Age estimation, X-rays, Ossification, Radius, Ulna

Abstract

Apart from identification, determination of age is required in various civil and criminal cases. Age estimation
by observing appearance and fusion of ossification centres is most accurate and reliable method which is
implemented universally. However, it is not possible to establish a uniform standard for age estimation from
appearance and fusion of ossification centres for whole India as there is disparity in the timing of appearance
and fusion of ossification centres in Indian population due to various factors. Hence, this descriptive
observational study was conducted to estimate average age of fusion of ossification centres at lower end of
radius and ulna in male population of North East Madhya Pradesh. Total 80 cases in the age group of 12 to
20 years attending the OPD of this tertiary care centre were included in the study. X-rays of both wrists were
taken in anteroposterior view at Dept. of Radiology after taking written informed witnessed consent from
parents and legal guardians of patients and examined in Dept. of Forensic Medicine.
Age of fusion of lower end of radius and ulna is found to be 17-18 years in males of North East Madhya
Pradesh.

Author Biographies

Harshwardhan Khushalrao Khartade

Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

Rahul Mishra

Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of Radiodiagnosis, Shyam Shah Medical College and Associated Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

Priyanka Kumarsen Meshram

Nodal Officer, COVID-19 Immunization, District Immunization Centre,Rewa

Vidya Garg

Associate Professor (Designated) Dept. of Physiology, Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

Prateesh Shukla

Resident, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

Shashidhar Prasad Garg

Professor, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Harshwardhan Khushalrao Khartade, Rahul Mishra, Priyanka Kumarsen Meshram, Vidya Garg, Prateesh Shukla, & Shashidhar Prasad Garg. (2021). Age Estimation from Radiological Study of Epiphyseal Fusion Around Wrist Joint in Male Population of North East Madhya Pradesh. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 3002-3011. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17203

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