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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2014 pp 251-255

Research Article

The Age Order of Epiphyseal Union around Elbow Joint - A Radiological Study in Vidarbha

Nemade K. S.1, Kamdi N. Y.2, Meshram M. M.3

1Assistant Professor, 2Associate Professor, 3Professor, Department of Anatomy, GMC, Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Age of union of epiphysis is an important objective method of age determination which is a difficult task for medico-legal person. However, this age varies with racial, geographic, climatic and various other factors. Study of various text books in Anatomy and Radiology exhibits a glaring discrepancy as regards the ages at which the different epiphyses fuse with the respective diaphyses in long bones. These variations have suggested need of separate standard of ossification for separate regions. This leads us to study ages of epiphyseal union around elbow joint, a rarely studied joint. Study was performed in total 320 healthy subjects having ages from 13 to 23 years and length of residence in Vidarbh more than 10 years. Chronological age upto the day of examination was determined and A-P view of right elbow joint was taken in each case. From this radiographs age of union of epiphyses around elbow joint is determined and compared with the other authors from other states of India and also with other countries and found to vary appreciably.