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Equations of Parker et al for Predicting Body Height in Adults from Arm Span, Age and Gender

Purpose:

To estimate height in an adult based on arm span, age, race and gender using the equations of Parker et al.

Specialty:

Internal Medicine, Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics, Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Orthopedics, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine - Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

E23.0, E34.3, E45, M89, N25.0, Q77, R62.8, Z00.0, Z00.1, Z00.2

Description:

Parker et al developed equations for predicting body height in adults from arm span and other parameters. This can help estimate height for a person with scoliosis, amputation or other disorder that makes direct measurement of standing height difficult or unreliable. The authors are from  Walter Reed and Madigan Army Centers.

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