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Investigation of Biometric Sexual Differences on Humeral Articular Surfaces of New Zealand Rabbits via Photogrammetric Techniques
Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 153-157
Received: Sep. 30, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 15, 2015; Published: Oct. 28, 2015
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Abdullah Varlik, Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Faculty of Architecture and Engineering, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey
Sema Ozkadif, Department of Nursing, School of Health, Batman University, Batman, Turkey
Emrullah Eken, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
Ibrahim Kalayci, Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Faculty of Architecture and Engineering, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey
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The glenohumeral joint is a one of the joints most of which frequently dislocate. Moreover, in this joint various developmental disorders and pathological situations can be seen. The fact that it can perform the widest and the most diverse movements of our body makes the joint surfaces constituting the joint important. Therefore, in this study, surface areas of humeral head and glenoid cavity which form glenohumeral joint of 12 New Zealand rabbits of both sexes were measured, and their proportions to each other were determined on a three dimensional (3D) model obtained via photogrammetric methods. In conclusion, a statistically significant difference was identified between male and female rabbits regarding the joint surfaces constituting glenohumeral joint. Moreover, it was observed that the surface of humeral head was 3 times as large as the surface area of glenoid cavity. It has been suggested that the photogrammetric method that was used and the data that were obtained will shed light on forensic medicine applications and contribute to the information pool in the field of anatomy in veterinary medicine.
Glenohumeral Joint, Photogrammetry, Rabbit, Surface Area, Three Dimensional Reconstruction
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Abdullah Varlik, Sema Ozkadif, Emrullah Eken, Ibrahim Kalayci, Investigation of Biometric Sexual Differences on Humeral Articular Surfaces of New Zealand Rabbits via Photogrammetric Techniques, Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 153-157. doi: 10.11648/j.avs.20150306.12
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