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2023, Volume 31, Issue 2

Original Article

A roentgenological study of epiphyseal union around lower end of Humerus in boys and girls of Chitradurga region of Karnataka

Umesh Choudhary, G. M. Mahesh, Anand Mishra

Pages : 90-99


Introduction: According to previous research on long bones worldwide, there is no consistent sequence for the ossification of long bones in different countries or regions within a single country. The current study was started with the aforementioned considerations in mind, as well as the fact that Chitradurga district has less such work done. In medicine, law, and public health, having exact understanding of the union of the lower end of the humerus will be beneficial.

Materials and Methods: In the Chitradurga area of central Karnataka, India, a radiological investigation of the lower end of the humerus was performed on a total of 97 males and 108 females in the age range of 11 to 20 years. The radiographs were thoroughly examined, and the results were noted.

Results: Fusion of the epiphyseal center of lateral epicondyle with the capitulum was observed between the age group of 13 to 14 years in males and11-12 years in females. Fusion of the Trochlea and capitulum was observed in females between the age group of 11 to 12 years and in males between the age group of 12 to 13 years. In males between the age group of 14 to 17 years and in females between the age group of 11 to 14 years there was fusion of the medial epicondyle with the shaft. In males aged 14 to 15 years and females aged 12 to 13 years fusion of conjoint epiphysis with the shaft was observed.

Conclusions: In comparison to males, females typically experience epiphyseal fusion 1- 3 years earlier.

Keywords : Epicondyle, Ossification, Humerus

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