Patricio Gajardo; Marcelo Gajardo; Sebastián Torres; Daniela Zavando & Iván Suazo Galdames


The approximate stature is very important when we are trying to make the identification from incomplete and fragmented skeletonized remains. The purpose of this study was to develop a method for estimation of stature from the dimensions of the arch and radio-cord bow in unilateral maxillary. We evaluated 145 patients between 18 and 44 years old, we determined the actual stature, the arch and radio-cord maxillary on the right side, and with these data we constructed a multivariate linear regression. Equation constructed was allowed to determine the stature is 54% of cases, so the method allows an approximation that must be complemented with other methods.

KEY WORDS: forensic dentistry, anthropology, forensic anthropology, body height.

How to cite this article

GAJARDO, P.; GAJARDO, M.; TORRES, S.; ZAVANDO, D. & SUAZO, G. I. Stature determination from maxillary arch and radio-cord. Int. J. Odontostomat., 5(3):267-269, 2011.