Unbiased estimation of the calcaneus volume using the Cavalieri principle on computed tomography images


ACER N., bayar b., basaloglu b., öner e., bayar k., sankur S.

ANNALS OF ANATOMY-ANATOMISCHER ANZEIGER, vol.190, no.5, pp.452-460, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

The size and shape of tarsal bones are especially relevant when considering some orthopedic diseases such as clubfoot. For this reason, the measurements of the tarsal bones have been the subject of many studies, none of which has used stereological methods to estimate the volume. In the present stereological. study, we estimated the volume of calcaneal bone of normal feet and dry bones. We used a combination of the Cavalieri principle and computer tomographic scans taken from eight mates and nine dry calcanei to estimate the volumes of calcaneal bones.