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A study of correlation of hand and foot dimensions for personal identification in mass disasters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20382487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The identification of isolated extremities is an issue of great significance in the investigation of the identity of victims of mass disasters and fatal assaults. In forensic investigations, the dimensions of the hand and foot have been used for determination of sex, age and stature of an individual. However, the data on correlation within and between hand and foot dimensions are very limited. The present research aims at analysing the anthropometrical relationships within and between hand and foot dimensions. The study was conducted on 240 Rajputs (120 males and 120 females) from North India. The results showed a significant correlation between and within the dimensions of hands and feet. Multiplication factors, linear and multiple regression models are derived to reconstruct the hand and foot even when a single dimension is available from the extremities. Besides medico-legal implications, the study may have significance in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Tanuj Kanchan; Kewal Krishan; Abhilasha Sharma; Ritesh G Menezes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  199     ISSN:  1872-6283     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-31     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112.e1-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Forensic Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal University, India.
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MeSH Terms
Foot / anatomy & histology*
Forensic Anthropology / methods
Hand / anatomy & histology*
Linear Models
Mass Casualty Incidents*
Sex Characteristics
Young Adult

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