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

Volume 9, Issue 3, January 2014 pp 427-428

Research Article

Estimation of Height from the Length of Radius in Western Region of Maharashtra


Borkar M. P.1, Hattangdi S.S.2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.

2Professor and Head of Department, Department of Anatomy, L.T.M.M.C. and G.H Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K. R.



An attempt has been made to find out correlation and to drive a regression formula between the length of radius and height of an individual, in western region of Maharashtra. The material consisted of 200 undergraduate and post-graduate medical students of age group 20 to 30 years from western region of Maharashtra. The length of radius is measured by asking the subject to flex the elbow joint. Flexor surfaces of arm and forearm made an angle of 90 degree. Two points were marked with skin marking pencil, one on the upper edge of head of the radius and other on the tip of styloid process of radius and the distance between two points was measured by spreading caliper, both side radius length was taken. Height of the subject was measured with standard height measuring instrument in anatomical position. The results obtained were analyzed and attempt was made to derive a formula between length of radius and total height of an individual. The result shows that there is definite correlation between the two.