Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2015)
Morphometric Analysis of Adult Dry Human Scapulae
Author(s): Chhabra N, Prakash S, Mishra BK
Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to record the morphometric values of scapula and determine the scapular index and infraspinous index in a North-Indian population sample. Materials & Method: The present study was carried out in the Dept of Anatomy, Army College of Medical Sciences, Delhi Cantt. 126 scapulae belonging to North Indian region were taken for the study. Length, breadth and infraspinous length of scapula was measured with the help of vernier calipers and scapular index and infraspinous index was calculated. Result: Mean scapular breadth was 103.6 ±6.82mm. The breadth range of 98 mm to 104 mm had the maximum number of scapulae (29%) while the minimum numbers (4%) were noted in the 116 to 122 mm range.Mean length of scapula was 141.94 ±12.7mm.Maximum number (29 %) scapulae was in the range of 135mm to 145mm while least number (3%) was in the >165mm group. The correlation between breadth and length of scapula is expressed as scapular index and between breadth and infraspinous length as infraspinous index. The mean scapular index and infraspinous index found in the study were 73.32±4.80 and 99.60±7.26 respectively. Conclusion: Measurements like scapular length, breadth and infraspinous length and indices like scapular index and infraspinous index can be used in comparative anatomy and also to find out the characteristics of race, sex and age in man.
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