The relationship between the carrying angle and the distal extent of the 2(nd) and 4(th) fingertips


Sonmez M., Tattemur Y., Karacan K., Erdal M.

FOLIA MORPHOLOGICA, cilt.71, ss.173-177, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 71 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: FOLIA MORPHOLOGICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.173-177

Özet

The angle towards the lateral side between the arm and forearm when the forearm is in full extension and supination is defined as the carrying angle. It is well known that the 2(nd) finger is longer in women whereas the 4(th) finger is longer in men, due to in-utero hormonal effects. In the present study, the relationship between the carrying angle and the distal extent of the 2(nd) and 4(th) fingertips is studied. The findings reveal that the carrying angle was greater both in left and right sides in women than in men. In addition, while the distal extent of the 2(nd) fingertips was longer in women, the 4th fingertip was longer in men. There was a moderately positive correlation between the carrying angle and the distal fingertip lengths. Therefore, it could be suggested that the morphometric factors play role on the distal extent of the fingertips other than the hormonal effects. (Folia Morphol 2012; 71, 3: 173-177)