Growth Estimation Based on Statistics of Relative Position of Carpals
Bone age plays a beneficial role to identify the maturity status of children. Traditionally, Greulich-Pyle (GP) and Tanner-Whitehouse (TW) methods are most popular methods to access bone age clinically. However, GP and TW method are based on different concept so that it is so difficult to integrate them to make bone age assessment. The study proposed a concept is hybrid with shapes of local bones and global relative position of carpals. That means we integrated the concepts of the global interpretation of GP method and local analysis of bones of TW method. Multivariate analysis is used to links the relative position of center of mass of carpals versus bone age and makes the analysis and statistics. The results indicated that the capitate and hamate distinguished significantly between genders; on the other hand, trapezium and trapezoid are diversities between genders.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-03-30
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