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IP International Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicological Sciences

Ulna: A tool to estimate stature

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Gaurang N Algotar,Viral N Chauhan*,Ravindra S Bhise

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2456-9615

Print ISSN : 2581-9844

Article First Page : 49

Article End Page : 51


Identity is utmost important in both civil and criminal cases. In many cases, manmade disaster or natural disaster, accidental cases and homicidal cases forensic experts collect evidences to fix identity of an unknown dead body. Forensic expert job become very difficult when dis-membranous or mutilated body or only a bone or a bundle of bones brought for post-mortem examination. Stature is one of the key factor for fixing identity of an individual. Many study have been conducted to formulate regression formula from different long bones for different groups of race, ethnic and regions. This study aims at formulate a regression formula to estimate stature from percutaneous length of ulna of native of Gujarat. This study was carried out in Department of Forensic Medicine, C. U. Shah Medical College, Surendranagar, Gujarat. Total 800 participants (400 male & 400 Female) were included in study. Their stature and percutaneous length of ulna were estimated with standard methods and manner. Results are analysed and studied. This study shows that there is highly significant in mean length of ulna and stature in both male and female participants (P<0>

Keywords: Ulna length, Stature, Identification.

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