A 14 year old female was claimed to be kidnapped, on interrogation she claims that she is not a minor and left home with the person on her own will. Court ordered for her age estimation. Given below are the X-rays of pelvis, wrist and bilateral elbow. What is her most probable age based on these?
Ans. D. 2l-22 years
- In figure 1, all the ossification centres are fused around elbow, so the age must be> 16 years.
- In figure 2, lower end of radius and ulna are fused, so the age must be atleast 18 years.
- In figure 3, Ischial tuberosity isfused, so the age must be around 20-22 years.
- So the best answer for this question would be option (d) 21-22 years