musculoskeletal-anatomy

Musculoskeletal Anatomy Aides Memoires

A wee compilation of a just few helpful tips. Please feel free to add!

INNERVATION OF THE LOWER LIMB

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OF Sciatic

Medial compartment = Obturator nerve
Anterior compartment = Femoral nerve
Posterior compartment  = Sciatic nerve

INNERVATION OF THE GLUTEAL MUSCLES

(This one may be a little controversial…)

Big butts are Inferior
=> Gluteus maximus is innervated by the inferior gluteal nerve

CONTENTS OF THE TARSAL TUNNEL

Tom Dick And Not Harry

Tibialis Posterior
Flexor Digitorum Longus
Posterior Tibial Artery
Tibial Nerve
Flexor Hallicus Longus

DIFFERENTIATING THORACIC AND LUMBAR VERTEBRAE

Thoracics look like giraffes:

Lumbars look like moose(s?)

MUSCLES OF THE FOREARM

Superficial compartment = 4 muscles
Intermediate compatment = 1 muscle
Deep compartmnt = 3 muscles
=> 
4 - 1 = 3

Superficial compartment: ‘Pass, Fail, Pass, Fail’
Pronator Teres
Flexor Carpi Radialis
Palmaris Longus
Flexor Carpi ulnaris

CARPAL BONES

Mnemonics; there are SO many of these. My love of Scrubs led me always to use: 
Some Lovers Try Positions That They Can't Handle
Scaphoid Lunate Triquetrum Pisiform Trapzium Trapzoid Capitate Hammate

(Thank you Elliot Reed)

ATTATCHMENTS OF THE FLEXOR RETINACULUM

 

S T O P;
Scaphoid, Trapezium, 'Ook of Hamate, Pisiform

ANATOMICAL SNUFFBOX 

Tendon bounderies form a 'Brevis Sandwich;’
Extensor Pollicus Longus (medial)
Extensor Pollicis Brevis
Abductor Pollicis Longus (lateral)