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Anthropometric Measurements of the Upper Limb in Bangladeshi Males - Research Article
The upper limb is unique, both structurally and functionally. The upper limb structure can be measured quantitatively by anthropometry. These anthropometric data are useful in anatomy, ergonomics, forensic science, plastic surgery, radiology, orthopaedic surgery, archaeology, anthropology, and nutrition science. Dimensions of upper limb bones and stature vary in different races, sex, and age groups. It also varies with the opposite side of the body. There is a deficit in upper limb anthropometric data of adult Bangladeshi males. This observational, descriptive, and analytical type of study was carried out among 100 right-handed adult Muslim Bangladeshi males belonging to the age group of 25 to 45 years in the Anatomy Department of Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka from January 2009 to June 2011. In physical measurement, the mean (±SD) stature was 162.87 (± 7.14) cm, and arm-span was 168.67 (±7.76) cm.