Background: Stature estimation forms a major domain of medico-legal investigations used in the identification of unknown fragmentary and mutilated remains. The present study was conducted to assess the stature of person from femur length. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 140 subjects of both genders. Subjects were measured for femur length and stature was assessed in accordance with the standard measurement techniques recommended. All observations were recorded in centimetres (cm). Results: Out of 140 subjects, males were 80 (57.14%) and females were 60 (42.85%). The mean femur length on left side was 45.12 cm and on right side was 45.24 cm. A positive correlation was observed between the stature and the femur length and the correlation was highly significant (p<0.05). Conclusion: Determination of stature of human being through length of femur is quite interesting phenomenon. The present study revealed a positive correlation between femur, one of the long bones of the lower limb, with the stature.
Key words: Bones, Femur, Stature.
Received: 10 September 2018 Revised: 22 October 2018 Accepted: 25 October 2018
Corresponding Author: Dr. Mohammad Wasi Khan, Assoc. Professor, Department of Forensic Medcine, TS Misra Medical College and Hospital Lucknow, U.P.
This article may be cited as: Arora BS, Khan MW. Estimation of Stature from Femur Length- A Forensic Study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2018;6(11):23-26.