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The distinctive morphology of hu­man foot depends largely on its com­ponents of bones. Measurements of these bones are the most important factors in determining the corre­sponding foot morphology. These measurements vary according to the age, sex, genetic background and race (Tanner, 1976; Naeye and Tafari, 1983; AI-Hazzaa, 1990; Evel-eth and Tanner, 1990; Kennedy, 2000) 28,19,1,7,12. Literature about the anthropomet-ric parameters of bones of Egyptian's foot are few (Butler et al., 1986; Marz-ke, 1997; Chiari et al., 2002)4-16-6. Thus it was decided to provide an an-thropometric measurements for the bones of the Egyptian foot. A compar­ison between the measurements of the bones of the male and female feet were put forward. This study may provide a helpful data for forensic diagnosis, anthropol-gists as well as evaluation of defor­mity cases of the feet. MATERIAL AND METHODS The feet of normal and healthy 15 males and 15 females aged 30-40 years old, from Mansoura University Hospitals were used in this study. The feet with pathological or congeni­tal disorders were excluded. For each foot, the following was performed: a. Drawing the foot for its morphology (Fig.1). b. Taking the following measure­ments: (Fig. 1) 1) Medial border of the foot, from the tip of the big toe to the me­dial end of the heel (line 1).

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