The Epiphyseal Fusion of Distal End of Radius and Ulna: An Appropriate Tool for Age Determination
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5733-5741
AbstractIntroduction: Law crime and punishment are entirely grounded on the criminal
responsibilities and age of the person. In modern society, the crime by the children and
adolescent against the children and adolescent are increasing enormously. Hence one of
the most imperative responsibilities of forensic experts is age estimation in living as well
as deceased ones.
Material and Methods: The present study was conducted in Government Medical
College, Pali (Rajasthan), and attached Bangur Hospital during the year of 2017 to 2018
among 200 normal healthy adolescents of the age group 12-22 years.
Results: The fusion of the lower end of radius in the male population completes at 20-21
years whereas in females it completes at the age of 19-20 years.There is a marked
difference of 1-2 years in males and females.The complete ossification of the lower end
of the ulna is observed in 18-19 years females.
Conclusion: The distal end of the radius completely ossifies at the age of 20-21 years in
males and 19-20 years in females. Some disparity in age of ossification from the study
conducted in different regions of our country and western population at different time
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