Study on Age Determination by Epiphyseal Fusion of Distal End of Ulna and Radius in Telangana Region
Keywords:Age determination, Epiphysis fusion, Ulna, Radius.
The use of radiographic data for age determination is a widely accepted method and considered
scientifically approved. The aim of the present study is to determine the age of epiphyseal union of
lower end of ulna and radius among Telangana population. A cross-sectional study was conducted
in the region of Telangana, with 100 participants include 50 males and 50 females, we observed
that the ossification of lower end of radius completed at 17 to 18 years in females and 19 to 20 years
in males, whereas ossification center of lower end of ulna ossified one year earlier than radius, it
ossifies at 16 to 17 years in females and 18 to 19 years in males.
Skeletal age is not uniform among all the participants. Ulna ossifies one year earlier than radius in
both males and females. We also observed that the ossification completed early in females than in
males. We found similar results in several studies conducted in India and abroad.