Gender Differences in Carpal Height Ratio in a Taiwanese Population

Yung Cheng Wang, Ying Chi Tseng, Hsio Yun Chang, Yu Jen Wang, Chi Jen Chen, Der Yang Wu

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Purpose: To discover whether there is a significant difference in carpal height ratio (CHR) between men and women aged 20 to 50 years. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 261 cases of normal plain wrist radiographs and measured the CHR using the Picture Achieving and Communication System. Each case was then stratified by gender and age (20-29, 30-39, and 40-50 y). Results: The mean CHR was 0.52 ± 0.03 for men (range, 0.43-0.59), 0.50 ± 0.03 for women (range, 0.43-0.57), and 0.51 ± 0.03 for the total population (range, 0.43-0.59). The difference in CHR between men and women was statistically significant (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-255
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010


  • carpal collapse
  • Carpal height ratio
  • gender difference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery


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