Kavita Dhidharia, Monika Rathi, Dr. Parul Upadhayay, Dr. Piyush


Introduction: The height of an individual is a very important parameter for establishing the identification. The height can be indirectly estimated
from different parts of the skeleton. Such estimations are of great use in anthropometry, forensic science, and anatomy. Ulna bone has been chosen
because it is subcutaneous and can be used for measurements.
Objective: The objective of this study is to estimate the height of an individual from the length of ulna using a derived equation and to compare the
results with other studies done in different populations.
Materials and Methods: The study was done on 200 students of the NIMS MEDICAL COLLEGE of India. The age of the subjects ranged from
20 to 30 years and was healthy without any skeletal deformity. After getting written consent from the subject, the height of the individual was
measured from vertex to heel and the length of both right and left ulna bones was measured from olecranon process to styloid process. The data was
tabulated and analyzed statistically.
Results: The correlation coefficient between ulna length and stature is 0.33 in males, 0.26 in females and 0.05564 in combined. And P value is P
The regressions equation derived are:
For males: Y=25.99X
For females: Y=23.05X
For both male & female (combined): Y=24.56X±17.27
Conclusion: The ulna bone length is a reliable and accurate parameter which is used in estimating the height of an individual. The regression
equation, is derived from this study it can be of great help to anatomists, clinicians, anthropologists and forensic scientists.


Ulnar length; Height;Anthrapometry; Regression formula

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