Title: A prospective study to appearances of ossification centers in the carpal bones in boys of age group 5 years to 12 years in western Rajasthan Jodhpur region
Authors: Dr Ramratan Bishnoi, Dr Mahaveer Choyal
Background: The study of hand skeleton and consecutive appearance of ossification points in the carpal bones not only determines the chronic metabolic disturbances in childhood also help to establish the age of and individual. The aim of this study to evaluate the appearances of ossification centers in the carpal bones in boys of age group 5 years to 12 years in western Rajasthan Jodhpur region.
Material & Methods: The radiological prospective study of “appearances of ossification centers in the carpal bones in boys of age group 5 years to 12 years in western Rajasthan jodhpur region" was conducted in western Rajasthan jodhpur region studying in various schools of jodhpur district. The children were selected for the study in the age group of 5 to12 years and are from the boys. While selecting the cases for study, priority was given to children of those parents who remember the exact date of birth of their child.
Results: Amongst Jodhpur boys we found that first trapezoid, then trapezium and subsequently scaphoid appears. This observation of the present study is quite different to that of other various workers as others have reported appearance of Scaphoid earlier to that of Trapezoid-Trepezium. Therefore when compared it may be stated that in the present series Trapezoid and Trapezium appear before the appearance of scaphoid bone, whereas the scaphoid appears before the appearance of Trapezoid and Trapezium as per observation of other past workers.
Conclusion: We concluded that trapezium, trapezoid and scaphoid carpals appeared between the age of 5 to 9 years. These three carpals may appear simultaneously or at different times, but generally scaphoid appear prior to remaining two.
Keywords: Carpal bones, Ossification, Male, Trapezoid, Trapezium, Scaphoid.