Year 2019, Volume 13 , Issue 1, Pages 21 - 26 2019-04-29

Radiographic evaluation of bone maturations in children and adolescents living in Erzurum using Greulich-Pyle method

Cengiz Öztürk [1] , Mete Özdikici [2] , Samih Diyarbakır [3]


Objectives: Bone age (BA) is used in age determination for a number of medico-legal reasons. One of the most commonly used radiographic methods in BA assessment is to compare hand-wrist radiographs with a standard reference. In this study, Greulich-Pyle (GP) method was used to determine the bone maturation values of a population of children and adolescents living in the city of Erzurum, Turkey.

Methods: Hand and wrist radiographs of 507 individuals (243 boys and 264 girls) aged between 7–19 years were evaluated and the BA was estimated by a radiologist using the GP method. Difference between estimated BA and chronological age (CA) was analyzed.

Results: In boys, except for the ages of 12,13 and 17 years, BA was significantly lower than the chronological age. In girls, BA was significantly lower than CA at 7, 8, 18 and 19 years of age, but not statistically different in the other ages.

Conclusion: According to the GP atlas, it is suggested that many factors including high altitude, cold climate, environment, nutrition, genetics, ethnics and socio-economic diversities might cause differences between BA and CA. Our results obtained in this study suggest that this method can guide the determination of bone age in children living in Erzurum, Turkey. However, in certain age groups for both genders, the GP method significantly underestimated skeletal age. 

adolescent; bone age; bone maturation; child; Erzurum
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Author: Cengiz Öztürk (Primary Author)

Author: Mete Özdikici

Author: Samih Diyarbakır

Dates

Publication Date : April 29, 2019

Bibtex @research article { anatomy615124, journal = {Anatomy}, issn = {1307-8798}, eissn = {1308-8459}, address = {}, publisher = {Turkish Society of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy (TSACA)}, year = {2019}, volume = {13}, pages = {21 - 26}, doi = {}, title = {Radiographic evaluation of bone maturations in children and adolescents living in Erzurum using Greulich-Pyle method}, key = {cite}, author = {Öztürk, Cengiz and Özdikici, Mete and Diyarbakır, Samih} }
APA Öztürk, C , Özdikici, M , Diyarbakır, S . (2019). Radiographic evaluation of bone maturations in children and adolescents living in Erzurum using Greulich-Pyle method. Anatomy , 13 (1) , 21-26 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/anatomy/issue/48567/615124
MLA Öztürk, C , Özdikici, M , Diyarbakır, S . "Radiographic evaluation of bone maturations in children and adolescents living in Erzurum using Greulich-Pyle method". Anatomy 13 (2019 ): 21-26 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/anatomy/issue/48567/615124>
Chicago Öztürk, C , Özdikici, M , Diyarbakır, S . "Radiographic evaluation of bone maturations in children and adolescents living in Erzurum using Greulich-Pyle method". Anatomy 13 (2019 ): 21-26
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ISNAD Öztürk, Cengiz , Özdikici, Mete , Diyarbakır, Samih . "Radiographic evaluation of bone maturations in children and adolescents living in Erzurum using Greulich-Pyle method". Anatomy 13 / 1 (April 2019): 21-26 .
AMA Öztürk C , Özdikici M , Diyarbakır S . Radiographic evaluation of bone maturations in children and adolescents living in Erzurum using Greulich-Pyle method. Anatomy. 2019; 13(1): 21-26.
Vancouver Öztürk C , Özdikici M , Diyarbakır S . Radiographic evaluation of bone maturations in children and adolescents living in Erzurum using Greulich-Pyle method. Anatomy. 2019; 13(1): 26-21.