Analysis of triquetral‐lunate fusion

Stanley M. Garn*, A. Roberto Frisancho, Andrew K. Poznanski, Judy Schweitzer, Mary B. McCann

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Fusion of the centers of the triquetral and lunate (the os lunato‐triquetrum) was observed in 1.6% of 7,543 subjects primarily of African origin as compared with 0.1% of 11,663 persons of European origin. The fusion was twice as common in females as in males, multifactorial inheritance was suggested in the lineages studied, and a possible selective disadvantage was postulated after comparison with West African fusion frequencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-433
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1971

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology


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