Document Type : Research Article
Osteometry is the study and measurement of the human or animal skeleton, particularly in an archaeological or anthropological context, employing craniometric points on the norma lateralis.
The aim of the study is to perform osteometric analysis of the upper facial skeleton using craniometric points on norma lateralis.
Materials and Methods:
The morphometric parameters involved in this study are Fronto malar temporale,basion,nasion,prosthion,zygion.The morphometric parameters are measured using spreading caliber.
The present study has observed that the mean distance between fronto malar temporal to Prosthion, Basion to Nasion, Basion to Prosthion and Zygion to Prosthion on right and left side.
The present study concludes by finding out the distance between important craniometric points on norma lateralis. The study’s findings can be translated to aesthetic surgery,facial surgeries,for correction of craniofacial deformities.The study can be used to make an attempt to find out the ethnicity and race of skeletons. Anthropologists, anatomists, radiologists, and forensic scientists may find this study useful..