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)

I’m going to try and be pro-active about the next couple of weeks.  There is no way I am going to get all the content in my head.  I neglected Anatomy and now there is a giant mountain I have slowly started climbing.  So my plan is to draw up a schedule from now until my finals are over.  Hopefully it will give me a sense of control and visualise that it is possible!

I feel confident about the Viva as it’s VISUAL and I am such a visual person.  Totally nailed the muscles of the leg!  Onto Thoracic cavity and abdominals

p.s I still loathe physics and my new indian lecturer i can’t understand.

DAMN, I am so freakn’ tired and have the biggest tension headache ever.  The last three days I have done nothing but study.  I have my musculoskeletal exam tomorrow; there is a whole 30 multiple questions.  That’s it!!  So annoying because we have to know everything about the whole upper and lower limbs, god knows what we’re going to be asked.  It’s only worth 20%, but I don’t want anything less then 25/30.  That means I need to put more work in.  But I am at the point where I am forcing the information into my brain and I don’t think I am retaining all that much. 

SO GRATEFUL for the extra hour of sleep this morning, but I need another.  Tomorrow is going to be one bloody killer day.  I start at 9am and the exam isn’t until 5pm.  That’s around the time I start switching off at uni.  I might have to take a nap in the middle of the day somehow.  On the grass  :P

It was not a lie when I was told I’m studying one of the uni’s most intense degrees.  No wonder there’s such a high drop out rate. 

Finished my online Bioscience exam this morning and am chuffed that I got 20/20 correct.  Now onto Musculoskeletal Anatomy, which unfortunately will not be so easy.  Bloody muscles and their, origin points, insertion points, actions and innervations. 

Add into the factor that I did start reading Hunger Games on Friday night, probably wasn’t the best time.