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Stature Estimation from Percutaneous Tibia Height: Study of Iranian Medical Students

Ardeshir Sheikhazadi1, Gholamreza Hassanzadeh1, Tahmineh Mokhtari1, Elham Sheikhazadi2, Seyed Hossein Saberi Anary3, Mohamad Qoreishy4*

1 Tehran University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
3 Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
4 Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran
* Corresponding Author

Introduction: Height is important for individual identification. Body segments can be used for prediction of stature. In the present study, tibia height was used to estimate the stature.

Materials and methods: A sample of 50 male and 50 female medical students of Medical school, aged between 20 to 25 years was chosen randomly. PCTL of right and left side were measured with spreading caliper. The simple regression analysis was statistically used to evaluate the relation between percutaneous tibia height and the stature height.

Results: The mean age of the subjects was 23.7±1.34 years. The mean tibia height of subjects was 37.4±3.1 cm and there were significant differences in tibia height of sex groups (P=0.0001). The correlation between the stature height and tibia height was significant in the population(r2=0.86, P=0.0001), males (r2=0.86, P=0.0001) and females(r2=0.71, P=0.0001).

Conclusion: According to the results of present study, there was a reliable relationship between percutaneous tibia height and the stature height and this reliability is more in the male group.

Keywords: Tibia, Height, Stature, Prediction, Orthopaedics, A.9