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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-136

Study of supracondylar process of humerus

Department of Anatomy, Navodaya Medical College, Raichur, Karnataka, India

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Ravi Vandana
Department of Anatomy, Navodaya Medical College, Raichur 584 103, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.132708

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The supra condylar process is occasional beak like projection from anteromedial surface of distal 1/3 rd of humerus. It appears to be phylogenetic remnant of complete osseous bridge found in reptiles, marsupials, cats, lemurs and new world monkeys. Among 133 dried humeri studied only one right humerus showed SCP (incidence 0.75%) whose dimensions were recorded and photographed. SCP is usually clinically silent but can be the cause for median or ulnar nerve and brachial artery compression syndrome especially when associated with Struthers ligament. Therefore the knowledge of presence of SCP is important for clinicians and radiologists along with anatomists and anthropologists.

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