Associations among the length of 19 tubular bones of the hand were studied on standardized radiographs of 85 adult Japanese males. A row-related factor regulating the interrelationship of the bones was suggested by multiple and partial correlation analyses and was manifested by a factor analysis with factor rotation. Four factors were extracted corresponding to four rows of the bones: the metaearpals, the proximal phalanges, the middle phalanges and the distal phalanges. The first proximal phalanx, however, was classified into the category relating to the middle phalangeal row.
"Metacarpal and Phalangeal Lengths Are Influenced by Row-related Factor,"
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Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol50/iss1/7