Anatomical study of Supratrochlear foramen of Humerus
Author(s): Jadhav Mayuri, Tawte Aparna, Pawar Pradeep, Mane Smita
Background: The supratrochlear foramen (STF) of the humerus has been a neglected entity in standard anatomy and orthopaedics text-books. The knowledge of the presence of STF in a humerus may be important for preoperative planning for treatment of supracondylar fractures.
Aim: Aim is to study the anatomical variations in supratrochlear foramen of humerus.
Materials and Methods: The material consisted of 76 humeri of irrespective sex taken from the Department of Anatomy, Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai.
Result: STF was present in 40.78% of total humeri, more frequently on the left side than on the right side. Most commonly observed shape was oval.
Conclusion: The anatomical knowledge of STF is beneficial for anthropologists, orthopaedic surgeons & radiologists in cases of supracondylar fractures of the humerus.