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Skeletal age assessment using the first, second, and third fingers of the hand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3479895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to determine whether skeletal age assessments using the first, second, and third fingers of the hand are as valid as those using the entire hand-wrist. Previous studies have demonstrated that treatment can be better oriented to the unique physiologic characteristics of the individual if skeletal age is used to assess maturational status. The sample was selected from the files of the Bolton-Brush Foundation and consisted of radiographs of 19 male and 20 female subjects whose yearly hand-wrist radiographs were available covering the age span of 10 to 16 years for girls and 12 to 18 years for male subjects. Two maturity indicators, the sesamoid and the epiphyseal-diaphyseal stages of ossification, were evaluated. Reliability of the method was tested by the t test for paired comparisons and the Pearson product-moment correlation. To determine the validity of the method, an analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used. In addition, the Pearson product-moment correlations between the two methods were performed and the 95% confidence intervals for mean differences for each sex and time were calculated. As indicated by the ANOVA, the two methods differed by a statistically significant amount, with the three-fingers assessments being slightly more advanced than the hand-wrist assessments. Although they differed, for the male subjects, the three-fingers method never deviated from that of the hand-wrist by more than 2.89 months with a minimum deviation of 0.32 months. For the female subjects, the maximum deviation was 4.45 months with a minimum of 1.55 months.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
H R Leite; M T O'Reilly; J M Close
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0889-5406     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Publication Date:  1987 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-01-12     Completed Date:  1988-01-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610224     Medline TA:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  492-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Orthodontics, University of Pittsburgh, Pa.
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MeSH Terms
Age Determination by Skeleton*
Fingers / physiology*
Hand / physiology
Sex Factors
Time Factors
Wrist / physiology

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