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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 372-374
Radiological study of hand and wrist in the age groups 11-20 years in persons of North Karnataka
Halasagi Sangamanath Sidramappa1, Hemanth Raj M. N.2*, Vijay Kumar A. G.3, Raman M. Hulinaykar4
1Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Academy of Medical sciences, Pariyaram, Kannur District, Kerala Pin 670503, INDIA.
2Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Shridevi Institute of Medical sciences and Research Hospital, Sira Road,
Tumkur- 572106, Karnataka, INDIA.
3Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya-571448, Karnataka, INDIA.
4Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Shridevi Institute of Medical sciences and Research Hospital, Sira Road, Tumkur- 572106, Karnataka, INDIA.
Introduction: Ossification is the process of laying down new bone material by cells called osteoblasts. It is synonymous with bone tissue formation. Material and Methods: The subjects of the present study consists of total number of 200 healthy students which 100 were boys and 100 girls, collected over a period of two years (2000 – 2002) from Revan siddheswar Primary School, Ambedkar high school and other neighboring areas in and around Bijapur city. Observation: Lower end of radius: In males the mean age of fusion was 17.48 ± 1.345 years with an earliest age of 15.34 years and latest age of 18 years. Discussion: The present study was undertaken to assess the age of fusion 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 11-20 years in Bijapur (North Karnataka) region and to compare the findings with that of other workers. Conclusion: If there is no legal justification for a radiographic examination, the range of possible methods is limited to a physical and a dental examination.