A STUDY OF SUPRACONDYLAR PROCESS OF HUMERUS
English

Prabahita Baruah, Pradipta Ray Choudhury, Talukdar K.L.
2012 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
BACKGROUND: Supracondylar process, in human, is a rare, anomalous, beak-like bony process on the anteromedial surface of the humerus. It represents the embryologic vestigial remnant of climbing animals and seen in many reptiles, most marsupials, cats, lemurs and American monkeys. Aim is to study the supracondylar process of humerus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 80 adult dry humeri were collected from Anatomy Department, Gauhati Medical College and were examined. RESULTS: Out of 80 humeri, we found
more » ... humeri, we found one humerus of left side with a bony projection from anteromedial surface of its distal shaft. The bone was then examined, studied, photographed and its dimensions were recorded. CONCLUSION: Knowledge of this variation may be of great importance to anatomists and anthropologists, because of possible link to the origins and relations of the human races.
doi:10.14260/jemds/131 fatcat:2adz736xsrb7tih5cfb6psupka