Skeletal age assessment by measuring planar projections of carpals and distal epiphyses of ulna and radius bones in a sample of South African subadults

Angelakopoulos, N.; Galić, I.; De Luca, S.; Campobasso, C.P.; Martino, F.; De Micco, F.; Coccia, E.; Cameriere, R. (2020). Skeletal age assessment by measuring planar projections of carpals and distal epiphyses of ulna and radius bones in a sample of South African subadults. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, pp. 1-13. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/00450618.2020.1766111

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The ratio of the projection of the carpal bones (Bo), and the total area of the carpal bones to the distal ulna and radius epiphyses (Ca), or (Bo/Ca), is a quantitative method for assessing skeletal age in immature subjects. The Cameriere method, based on this ratio, was applied in two samples of 563 South African Black and White subadults (243 boys and 320 girls), aged between 7 and 16 years. The Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC), the Technical Error of Measurement (TEM) (absolute and relative values) and the Coefficient of Reliability (R) for both intra- and inter-examiner agreement were determined and compared. The accuracy was tested by assessing the Standard Error of Estimate (SEE). The results of SEE indicated a method error of 1.19 years and 1.09 years in boys and girls, respectively, and ranged from 0.84 years in 12 year old girls to 3.09 years in 16 year old boys. A one-way analysis of variance showed no statistically significant difference in SA-CA between Blacks and Whites. This method is useful for this population but the results of SEE must be taken into account in forensic contexts and whenever this technique is applied.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Orthodontics

UniBE Contributor:

Angelakopoulos, Nikolaos

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0045-0618

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Renate Imhof-Etter

Date Deposited:

15 Jun 2020 08:41

Last Modified:

15 Jun 2020 08:42

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/00450618.2020.1766111

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.144312

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/144312

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