Postnatal ontogenesis of the tibia. Implications for age and sex estimation.

@article{LpezCostas2012PostnatalOO,
  title={Postnatal ontogenesis of the tibia. Implications for age and sex estimation.},
  author={Olalla L{\'o}pez-Costas and Carme Rissech and Gonzalo J Trancho and Daniel Turb{\'o}n},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2012},
  volume={214 1-3},
  pages={207.e1-11}
}
The growth of five variables of the tibia (diaphyseal length, diaphyseal length plus distal epiphysis, condylo-malleolar length, sagittal diameter of the proximal epiphysis, maximum breadth of the distal epiphysis) were analysed using polynomial regression in order to evaluate their significance and capacity for age and sex determination during and after growth. Data were collected from 181 (90♂ and 91♀) individuals ranging from birth to 25 years of age and belonging to three documented… CONTINUE READING

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