The Importance of the Supratrochlear Foramen of the Humerus in Humans: An Anatomical Study

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Erdogmus S., Guler M., Eroglu S., Duran N.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.20, pp.2643-2650, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.892074
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2643-2650
  • Keywords: Anatomy, Humerus, Observer Variation, Supratrochlear Foramen, CORONOID-OLECRANON SEPTUM, APERTURE, PERFORATION, POPULATION, FRACTURES
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Background: The supratrochlear foramen (STF) is an important and relatively common anatomic variation in the lower end of the humerus in humans. Its structure has received increased attention in recent years. Anatomical knowledge of STF is useful for anatomists, anthropologists, orthopedic surgeons, and radiologists. This aperture is of great interest to anthropologists who claim it as one of the points in establishing a relationship between humans and lower animals. The goal of this study was to describe the features of STF of the humerus in the Turkish population.