Skeletal asymmetry

Tanuj Kanchan, T. S. Mohan Kumar, G. Pradeep Kumar, K. Yoganarasimha

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Abstract

Bilateral variations in dimensions of upper and lower limb bones are attributable to difference in mechanical stress and strain that the bones are subjected to during bone growth, and is referred to as directional asymmetry. This skeletal asymmetry in the upper limbs is usually prominent on the dominant side while in lower limbs on the other side, possibly due to supportive contra lateral muscle contractions, that influence the bone growth. This contra lateral dominance in upper and lower limbs is known as cross-symmetry pattern. During skeletal remains examination, variations in different dimensions of long bones of an individual can result in erroneous opinion regarding number of individuals, especially in case of mass disasters. A case report of skeletal remains examination with review of relevant literature is presented where the different dimensions of right and left limb elements are measured and compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-179
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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Kanchan, T., Mohan Kumar, T. S., Pradeep Kumar, G., & Yoganarasimha, K. (2008). Skeletal asymmetry. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 15(3), 177-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2007.05.009
Kanchan, Tanuj ; Mohan Kumar, T. S. ; Pradeep Kumar, G. ; Yoganarasimha, K. / Skeletal asymmetry. In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 177-179.
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Skeletal asymmetry. / Kanchan, Tanuj; Mohan Kumar, T. S.; Pradeep Kumar, G.; Yoganarasimha, K.

In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 3, 01.04.2008, p. 177-179.

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Kanchan T, Mohan Kumar TS, Pradeep Kumar G, Yoganarasimha K. Skeletal asymmetry. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2008 Apr 1;15(3):177-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2007.05.009