Anatomical study of Supratrochlear foramen of Humerus | 1297

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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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.


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