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Journal of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2017, Volume : 17, Issue : 2
First page : ( 80) Last page : ( 86)
Print ISSN : 0972-5687. Online ISSN : 0974-083X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-083X.2017.00017.6

Estimation of Age Group (11–21 Years) By Roentgenologic Study of Epiphyseal Fusion of Long Bones At Knee And Ankle Joints

Chatterjee Arindam1, Aggarwal OP2,*, Singh Harpreet3, Kumar Munish4

1Junior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MMIMSR) Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

2Ex Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MMIMSR) Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

3Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MMIMSR) Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

4Junior Resident Department of Forensic Medicine, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MMIMSR) Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

*Corresponding Author: Dr. OP Aggarwal, Ex Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India Contact No: 82958–48988 E-mail:

Online published on 27 February, 2018.

Abstract

Estimation of age is an important task and a valuable tool to assist in many civil and criminal procedures. Age being one of the primary characteristics in establishing the identity of the individual, its estimation becomes an important task for forensic expert especially in developing countries where birth records are not well maintained. Ossification and the union of epiphyses gives relatively reliable results of age estimation with less minimal error and is therefore more appropriate and acceptable to both medical and legal personnel. X-rays of all cases were studied and divided among 4 categories (Degree 0-Degree 3) depending on the status of fusion of long bones. 100% of males and females showed complete fusion at distal end of femur at the age group of 17–18 and 15–16, Proximal end of tibia at the age group of 17–18 and 16–17, proximal end of fibula at the age group of 18–19 and 15–16, distal end of tibia at the age group of 16–17 and 14–15 and distal end of fibula at the age group of 16–17 and 14–15 respectively

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Keywords

Age Estimation, Distal End of Femur, Tibia, Fibula, Proximal End of Tibia and Fibula.

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