Length of tibia is ?

a) 10% of height

b) 20% of height

c) 30% of height

d) 40% of height

Correct Answer - B

Ans. is ‘b’ i.e., 20% of height

Stature is determined in dismembered body (skeletal remains) by :

- Length from the tip of middle finger to the tip of opposite middle

finger when arms are fully extended. - Twice the length of one arm + 30 cm (of two clavicles) + 4 cm (for

the sternum). - Humerus length is 1/5th of height.
- The length from the vertex to the symphysis pubis is half of the total

length. - The length from the sternal notch to Symphysis pubis x 3-3.
- The length of forearm measured from tip of middle finger is =5/19 of

total length. - The height of head measured by the vertical distance from the top of

the head (vertex) to the tip of chin = 1/8 of the total length. - The length of vertebral column = 34/100 of total length. To the length

of entire skeleton, add 2.5 to 4 cm for thickness of the soft parts. - As a general rule humerus is 20%, tibia is 22%, femur is 27% and

spine is 35% of individual height.