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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2014, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 218) Last page : ( 224)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2014.00720.8

A Study of Ossification of Capitate, Hamate, Triquetral & Lunate in Forensic Age Estimation

Balachandran Ajay1, Kartha Moumitha2, Krishna Anooj2, Jerry Thomas2, Prathilash K2, Prem T N2, Libu G K3, Krishnan B4, John Liza4

1Associate Professor, Forensic Medicine, AIMS, Kochi

2Resident, AIMS

3Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha

4Assistant Professor, Forensic Medicine, T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha

Online published on 11 August, 2014.


The scenario where skeletal age estimation has to be employed arises only very rarely in infancy, but when needed, accurate and specific determination of age becomes imperative. The present study aims to evaluate the ossification of Capitate, Hamate, Triquetral and Lunate in the Kerala population by analyzing wrist X-Rays of 88 children under the age of 5.5 years. ROC curve analysis and ANOVA were the statistical tools employed.



Age determination in the livingCapitateCarpal BoneForensic Age EstimationHamateKerala DataLower end of RadiusLunateSkeletal ChangeTriquetral.


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