EXAMINING THE MORPHOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL IMPORTANCE OF NUTRIENT FORAMINA IN THE HUMAN ULNA: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY.

Authors

  • Divyanjali Singh Tutor, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College & Hospital, Purnea, Bihar, India
  • Sweta Rani Tutor, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College & Hospital, Purnea, Bihar, India
  • Rakesh Ranjan Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College & Hospital, Purnea, Bihar, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51168/sjhrafrica.v5i3.1142

Keywords:

Nutrient foramina, Ulna bones, Morphology, Distribution, Clinical relevance

Abstract

Background:

Nutrient foramina in human ulna bones play a crucial role in bone vascularization and are of significant clinical importance. Understanding their morphological characteristics and distribution is essential for various medical applications. The aim of the investigation was to evaluate the clinical significance of the morphological features of nutritional foramina in the human ulna.

Methods:

A total of 100 ulna bones were examined without specific age or sex determination, and NF were identified, characterized, and quantified. Data collection included measurements of bone length and foraminal index using standardized techniques. Statistical analysis was performed to assess correlations and differences between variables.

Results:

Nutrient foramina were identified in 85% of the ulna bones, predominantly distributed along the diaphysis with variations in location and dimensions. The average number of foramina per ulna bone was 1.2, with an average diameter of 1.5 mm. A positive correlation was found between bone length and foraminal index, indicating a potential relationship between bone size and vascularization. Additionally, the distribution of foramina was associated with their likelihood of duplication and showed bilateral symmetry. No significant differences were observed by sex or age group.

Conclusion:

The study provides valuable insights into the morphological features and distribution patterns of NF in human ulna bones. These findings have implications for understanding bone vascularization, bone growth, and development, as well as clinical applications in orthopaedic surgery and bone health assessment.

Recommendations:

Further research is warranted to explore the clinical significance of NF in various orthopaedic conditions and to investigate potential correlations with bone health indicators.

Published

2024-04-01

How to Cite

Singh, D. ., Rani, S. ., & Ranjan, R. . (2024). EXAMINING THE MORPHOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL IMPORTANCE OF NUTRIENT FORAMINA IN THE HUMAN ULNA: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY. Student’s Journal of Health Research Africa, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.51168/sjhrafrica.v5i3.1142

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Section

Section of General Medicine Research