International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part P (2016)
Morphometric analysis of acetabulum and its clinical correlation in south Indian population
K Yugesh and S Senthil Kumar
In modern world Orthopedic Surgeons and Biomedical Engineers are trying to make the best possible prostheses for planning the total hip management. Body proportions and absolute dimensions vary widely in respect to age, sex and racial groups. While partially due to variability in muscularity and adiposity, such variations are chiefly in skeletal.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Anatomy. Sixty hip bones of both sexes were used. The osteometric parameters such as Side, Sex, and Diameter of acetabulum, Depth of acetabulum, Notch Width and Lunate surface endings were measured using Vernier caliper, scale and thread. The data were analyzed statistically using SPSS software. In this study we included only healthy bones, deformed and eroded bones were excluded from the study.
Observation: The depth of acetabulum was found to be more in males (30±0.223 mm) than in females (21.45±0.22 mm). Diameter was found to be more in the males than in females (P<0.005). Notch width was found to be more in females than in the males. There is no significant difference between the right and left sides of acetabulum.
Conclusion: Morphometric measurements of acetabulum is essential for clinical correlation and it also helps the orthopedic surgeons to identify the accurate diameter of the acetabulum.
How to cite this article:
K Yugesh, S Senthil Kumar. Morphometric analysis of acetabulum and its clinical correlation in south Indian population. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(6):1011-1014.