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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 274-278

Stature Estimation from Foot Radiographs of North Indian Population


1 Department of Anatomy, Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Anatomy, Santosh University, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Santosh Dental College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Vishram Singh
Department of Anatomy, Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JASI.JASI_229_19

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Introduction: Stature is necessary for medical, nutritional assessment, age, and race identification. The present study aims to measure the radiographic foot angles in different age groups of the North Indian population, National Capital Region, New Delhi, correlating it with the height of the individual. Material and Methods: The study was done for 1 year from September 2016 to November 2017 carried out on 257 individuals. Calcaneal pitch angle (CPA), talohorizontal angle, talocalcaneal angle (TCA), talo- first metatarsal angle (TFMA), and radiological foot length (RFL) were measured using radiographs of all the patients. Results: Results concluded that, among all the parameters, the radiographic length of the left and right foot was more correlated followed by TCA on the left side and right side with the stature. The correlation equation came to be Y = 69.97 + 4.18*X (Y = height and X = radiographic foot length for the right foot). The correlation equation was Y = 72.7 + 4.05*X (Y = height and X = Radiographic foot length for the left foot). Discussion and Conclusion: There is a positive correlation for talocalcaneal, TFMAs, and RFL on both sides with the stature of the patient. CPA and talohorizontal angles were negatively correlated with the stature. More studies involving a large number of patients could help to draw a valid conclusion.


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