The wrist index compares the width to the depth of the wrist at the distal
(1) width of the wrist in mm at the distal wrist crease
(2) depth of the wrist in mm at the distal wrist crease
wrist index =
= (depth of the wrist) / (width of the wrist)
In a Turkish population the ratio was 0.69 +/- 0.06.
• The measurements must be taken at the same location each time using a reliable caliper. Multiple measurements are usually taken then averaged.
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