Prospective Study on Estimation of Stature of Adult from Length of Clavicle in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Tamilnadu

Authors

  • Dhivya Prakash
  • MN Rajamani Bheem Rao
  • Vijay Balaji R
  • R.Raguram
  • K. Priyatharsini

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/eysny530

Keywords:

Forensic anthropology, Clavicular length, stature estimation

Abstract

Forensic anthropology can play an important role in the identification process. Besides determination of race, sex and age of the unknown individual, estimation of stature enhances the reliability of identification. It is easier to get those data when the whole body or the entire skeleton is
available to the forensic anthropologist. However incases of deliberate mutilation and disposal in parts, interference by wild animal and bomb blast by terrorist attack, recovery of the whole body or complete skeleton may not be possible. In those cases, in the forensic anthropologists have to give this opinion based upon the available supplied skeleton remains. Although approximate stature of the individual can be estimated from most of the long bones using either multiplication factors or regression
formulae, studies on estimation of stature from clavicle are limited. In the past, Terry, Oliver and Thieeme have tried to estimate the stature of the individual from clavicle. So the present study is planned to determine the stature from clavicle.

Author Biographies

  • Dhivya Prakash

    Assistant Professor,  Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Stanley Medical College, Chennai

  • MN Rajamani Bheem Rao

    Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Vels Medical College, Chennai.

  • Vijay Balaji R

    Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Stanley Medical College, Chennai

  • R.Raguram

    Assistant Professor,Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Stanley Medical College, Chennai

  • K. Priyatharsini

    Associate Professor Department of Forensic Medicine, Government StanleyMedical College, Chennai

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Published

2024-01-18

How to Cite

Prospective Study on Estimation of Stature of Adult from Length of Clavicle in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Tamilnadu. (2024). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 18(1), 19-25. https://doi.org/10.37506/eysny530