Ruma Purkait

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Deviating from the conventional measurements, the present study uses the points of traction epiphysis on the upper end the femur as a landmark for measurement. A triangle was drawn on the posterior aspect of the femur using the apex of two traction epiphyses and the lateral most point on the articular margin of head. The study was conducted on 200 male and(More)
Assessment of sex from femoral dimensions have been tried before in several populations. Studies conducted so far have demonstrated that populations differ from one another in size and proportion. Therefore, the discriminant formulae developed for determining sex for one population group cannot be applied on another. As to date no detailed study of femur on(More)
A preliminary study has been undertaken to test the individuality of human ear patterns and its probable use in profile view facial image recognition. Anthropometric measurements on 12 inter-landmark linear distances have been carried out for both left and right ears of 700 male and female individuals. A 12-dimensional feature space has been framed to(More)
Somatoscopy of the external ear provides a general idea of the shape of an ear, form of the helix, presence (or absence) of Darwin's tubercle and of the attachment of an ear lobe to a cheek, etc. It is of great importance not only to physical anthropologists but also to plastic surgeons, physicians and forensic scientists. There is no detailed somatoscopic(More)
This study aimed to follow the growth dynamics of auricular dimensions from birth to the age of 18 years. The norms of dimensions at different ages, the peak growth period and the maturity age of the dimensions are essential information to Physicians for early clinical diagnosis or for deciding the optimal time for surgery to correct abnormalities. For this(More)
Personal identification had been an age-old problem for the law enforcement organisations and Forensic Scientists. The advent of sophisticated electronic gadgets though on one hand has multiplied the problem manifold, on the other, has introduced new techniques for surveillance and monitoring crime. Biometric is one such tool which uses human(More)
Anatomically the female pelvis because of its reproductive function is broader than that of the male. The female, being genetically shorter than the male, has a shorter femur which, combined with the broad pelvis, results in a comparatively smaller collo-diaphyseal angle than the male. When relevant literature was reviewed mixed results were seen which(More)
The aim of the study was to follow the growth dynamics of ocular dimensions from birth to 18 years of age. The norms of dimensions at different ages, peak growth period, and maturity age of the dimensions are essential information for a physician in delineating syndromes or in deciding the optimal time for undertaking surgery to correct an abnormality. Lack(More)
  • Ruma Purkait
  • Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic…
  • 2011
The aim of the study is to follow the growth dynamics of cranial volume from birth to 18 years of age among 1623 central Indian subjects. Anthropometric technique was adopted to estimate the cranial volume using maximum length, width and auricular height of head. The mean cranial volume at birth is 376 cc in male and 308 cc in female i.e. 28% and 26% of the(More)