Morphometric Study of the Styloid Process of the Radius and the Chinese Medical “Cao Gu”
Dai Xiaosi;He Ping;Song Chaomin (Department of Human Anatomy,North Sichuan Medical College,Nanchong 637000)
The “GaoGu” and the styloid process of the radius have been confused for a long time. In order to distinguish the “Gao Gu” from the styloid process of the radius,a X--ray photo graph of the radius and forty samples of the radius were chosen to study them in morphology. The results showed:The “Gao Gu”located higher than styloid process is a lateral longitudinal ridge and is 11. 10 +0. 88mm in length. The styloid process of the radius is a downward pyramidal projection and is 11. 80 0. 50mm in length. “Gao Gu” is 6. 00 0. 57mm apart from styloid process of radius. Conclusion:The “Gao Gau” and the styloid process of the radius are different structures. This result provides anatomical data for clinical application.