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Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine
Year : 2013, Volume : 35, Issue : 2
First page : ( 134) Last page : ( 136)
Print ISSN : 0971-0973. Online ISSN : 0974-0848.

Union of Epiphyseal Centres in Pelvis of Age Group 18–21 Years in Rajasthan: A Roentgenologic Prospective Study

Sharma Yogesh*, Sharma Akhilesh**, Bohra Bhavesh***

*Associate Professor & Head, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, SP Medical College, Bikaner. E-mail: sharmayogesh958@yahoo.com

**Assist. Prof, RNT Medical College, Udaipur

***Resident, SP Medical College, Bikaner

Online published on 15 July, 2013.


Age estimation is a common feature and a general problem in Forensic Medicine practice. It is very important in criminal as well as in civil cases like fixing of criminal responsibility, judicial punishment i.e. in cases of kidnapping, criminal abortion, theft, offence of railway property, provision of motor vehicle Act etc and in various schemes of social welfare department i.e. employment, attainment of majority, marriage contract etc. Some work for accurate estimation of age has been done in this country, which exhibit differences in different part of this country. This study includes radiological examination of hip joint (AP view) of 100 individuals for the study of fusion of ossification centres of lesser and greater trochanter and the head of the femur in the age group of 18–21 years of both sex in RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan.



Age estimation, Greater and Lesser trochanter, Epiphyseal union, Iliac crest, Ischial tuberosity.


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