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

Volume 11, Issue 3, July 2014 pp 320-324

Research Article

Radiological study of hand and wrist in the age groups 1-10 years in persons of North Karnataka

Halasagi Sangamanath Sidramappa1, Hemanth Raj M N2, Vijay Kumar A G3, Raju K4

1Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, Kannur District, Pin 670503 Kerala, INDIA.

{2Assistant Professor, 4Associate Professor} {Department of Forensic Medicine} Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital, Sira Road, Tumkur- 572106

3Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical sciences, mandya-571448, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.



Introduction: Ossification is a process of deposition of calcium and other minerals in osteoid tissue. This process of deposition starts as a small point, then it spreads inallthedirectionthatpointatwhich calcium startsdepositingis knownas ossificationcenter. Material and Methods: The subjects of the present study consists of total number of228 healthy students which 125 were boys and 103 girls, collected over a period of two years (1998 – 2000) from Revansiddheswar Primary School, Ambedkar high school and other neighbouring areas in and around Bijapur city. Discussion: The present study was undertaken to assess the age of appearance of primary and secondary ossification centres of various bones of the wrist and hand viz. lower end of radius lower end of ulna, carpal bones, metacarpal bones, phalangeal bones of the fingers in the age group 0-20 years in Bijapur (North Karnataka) region and to compare the findings with that of other workers. Investigations of the present study are of great importance to assess. Conclusion: The study is extended all other bones so that the age determination by X – ray can be taken accurately for population of this part of the country and also influence of nutrition and hormones can be assessed. Thus the growth pattern of the individuals can be determined.