Bones

Carpal bone having the hook

The Hamate has the Hook.

Carpal bones

Scottish Lads Take Prostitutes To The Caledonian Hotel”:

Proximal row, then distal row:

  • Scaphoid
  • Lunate
  • Triquetrium
  • Pisiform
  • Trapezium
  • Trapezoid
  • Capate
  • Hamate

Alternatively: “Students Like Taking Prostitutes To The Carelton Hotel”.

Carpal bones

She Looks Too Pretty; Try To Catch Her”:

Proximal row then distal row, both lateral-to-medial:

  • Scaphoid
  • Lunate
  • Triquetrium
  • Pisiform
  • Trapezium
  • Trapezoid
  • Capate
  • Hamate

Alternatively: “She Likes To Play; Try To Catch Her”.

Carpal bones

She Licks Toms Prick; Her Cu*t’s Too Tight”:

  • Scaphoid
  • Lunate
  • Triquetrum
  • Pisiform
  • Hamate
  • Capitate
  • Trapezoid
  • Trapezium

Carpal bones

Some Lovers Try Positions That They Can’t Handle”:

Proximal row then distal row, both lateral-to-medial:

  • Scaphoid
  • Lunate
  • Triquetrium
  • Pisiform
  • Trapezium
  • Trapezoid
  • Capate
  • Hamate

Alternatively: “Scared Lovers…”

Alternatively: “Senior Lecturers…”.

Carpal bones

Her C#nt’s Too Tight So Lubricate The Penis”:

Anticlockwise:

  • Hamate
  • Capate
  • Trapezoid
  • Trapezium
  • Scaphoid
  • Lunate
  • Triquetral
  • Pisiform

Carpal bones

Happy Cat Tom Took Pie To Little Sister”:

  • Hamate
  • Capitate
  • Trapezoid
  • Trapezium
  • Pisiform
  • Triquital
  • Lunate
  • Scaphoid

Carpal bones

Stop Letting Those People Touch The Cadaver’s Hand”:

Proximal row, lateral-to-medial:

  • Scaphoid
  • Lunate
  • Triquetrum
  • Pisiform
  • Distal row, lateral-to-medial:
  • Trapezium
  • Trapezoid
  • Capitate
  • Hamate

Carpal bones

“The boat sailed to the moon with 3 pEas in a rOw, at the wheel was Captain Hook“:

Carpal bones in order of occurrence:

Boat is scaphoid. Moon is lunate. 3 is triquetrum. Peas is pisiform (stressing the E sound for trapezium). Row is trapezoid (stressing the O for

trapezOid). Captain is capitate. Hook is hamate (hamate has the hook).

Carpal bones (multangular names)

Never Lower Tillie’s Pants. Mother May Come Home.”:

  • Navicular
  • Lunate
  • Triquetrium
  • Pisiform
  • greater Multangular (trapezium)
  • lesser Multangular (trapezoid)
  • Capitate
  • Hamate

Carpal bones: trapezium vs. trapezoid location

Since there’s two T’s in carpal bone mnemonic sentences, need to know which T is where:

TrapeziUM is by the thUMB, TrapeziOID is inSIDE.

Alternatively, TrapeziUM is by the thUMB, TrapezOID is by its SIDE.

Carpel bones

So Long To Pinky, Here Comes The Thumb”:

Proximal row, lateral-to-medial, then distal row, medial-to-medial:

  • Scaphoid
  • Lunate
  • Triquetrium
  • Pisiform
  • Hamate
  • Capate
  • Trapezoid
  • Trapezium

Carpum and tarsum

SCIT“:

(Artum) Superior Carpum

(Artum) Inferior Tarsum

Elbow joint: capitulum vs. trochlea

CUTER:

Capitulum: Ulnar

Trochlea: Radial

Elbow joint: radius vs. ulna ends

CRAzy TULips:

Capitalum = ULnar

Trochlear = RAdius

Hand fractures: Colle’s vs. Smith’s

Colle’s fracture: arm in fall position makes a ‘C‘ shape.

Smith’s fracture: arm in fall position makes a ‘S‘ shape.

Ulna bone: quick recognition in oral exam

The Ulnar bone has a “U” at the end where it goes over the trochlea.

Wrist: radial side vs. ulnar side

Make a fist with your thumb up in the air and say “Rad!“.

Your thumb is now pointing to your Radius.

Note: ‘Rad!’ was a late 80’s catchphrase, short for ‘Radical’. Things that were good were called ‘Rad’.

 

 You can suggest more mnemonics …

Warm regards,

Dr. Indrajit Rana

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