International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part F (2016)
Ear morphometry on Indian Americans and its clinical importance
The aim is to determine the normal average values of ear liner measurements and to determine any significant sex differences exists in Indian Americans.
Methods: The direct ear anthropometric measurements were carried out using digital caliper in 100 (men, women) Indian American students (18 to 30 years) of American University of Antigua (AUA), Antigua and compared between the sexes.
Results: Ear linear measurements showed higher value in men than women. The length of the ear was higher when compared to width in both sexes. Ear index was higher in men than women. These results support the sexual dimorphism does exist and shows the statistically significant difference between the sexes.
Conclusion: The ear anthropometry clinically important for the treatment of congenital deformities, traumatic injured ears and also for establishing baseline data for forensic scientists in personal identification. Present study’s data can be used as a reference value for Indian Americans which can be made use of if they need to undergo otoplasty in the USA.
How to cite this article:
Chakravarthy Marx Sadacharan. Ear morphometry on Indian Americans and its clinical importance. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(1):348-353.