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

Volume 15, Issue 3, July 2015 pp 476-478

Research Article

Sexual dimorphism of carrying angle

Vijaya Mangalur1, Vrushali P Karadkhelkar2, S V Kshirsagar3

1PG Student, 2Assistant Professor, 3Professor and HOD, Department of Anatomy, Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences Bidar, Karnataka, INDIA.

Aims and Objectives: The angle formed in between the long axis of the arm and that of forearm with fully extended and supinated forearm. The present study is aimed at measurement and correlation of carrying angle in both sexes and on both sides and also relation of carrying angle with other parameters. Materials and Methods: This study was undertaken in 140 MBBS students of BRIMS between ages of 18-25 years out of which 80 were females and 60 were males. carrying angle measured with Goniometer. Observations and Results: Observations were documented and analysed statistically. It was found that not only the carrying angle was greater in females than males, but also it was found greater on the dominant side. Conclusion: Greater carrying angle in females is considered as a secondary sexual character.