Anatomy, Medical Mnemonics
Sita Looks Too Pretty
Try To Catch Her
Scaphoid Lunate Triquetrum Pisiform
Trapezium Trapezoid Capitate Hamate
Some Lovers Try Positions
They Can’t Handle
Please note that to be fool proof,
Always look into your left palm and palpate the bones while you read/recall the carpal bones.
Remember that you start with Sita, the first bone scaphoid(fracture indicated by tenderness in anatomical snuff box)- lateral most first row carpal bone in anatomical position so you won’t go wrong in labeling or get confused as to from which side(lateral or medial to start with). One again – first bone in proximal row scaphoid.
I often hear students confused between the T bones. To remember them easily, read the second(distal) row bones like this. First trapezium(perfect shape), then trapezoid(not so perfect but a similar shape). When you have memorized trapezium and trapezoid. The only bone left in T will be in the proximal row.
Carpal Bones High Yield Facts
– Associated with snuff box tenderness
-Avasular necrosis of proximal fragment occurs due to retrograde arterial supply
-Undisplaced fractures can be seen only after 14 days on oblique x-ray after avascular necrosis has set in.
Hamate bone has a hook, associated with ulnar nerve. Hook of hamate may be broken in golfers and baseball players, symptoms of which are due to irritation of ulnar nerve.
Avascular necrosis of lunate is called Keinbock’s disease.
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