Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Erb's and Klumpke's brachial palsies















Erb's - Upper trunk ( C5, C6 ) {See the picture mnemonic above -  imagine the '6' to resemble 'b' of erbs ; 's' resembles '5' }
Klumpke's - Lower Trunk ( C7, C8, T1 )
Remember 'E' comes before 'K' in alphabetical order, so Erb's is upper and Klumpke's lower trunk.
Now Klumpke's start with C7. Note that K-L-U-M-P-K-E is 7 letters.

1 comment :

Navid Salahi said...

kla M pke
M is as like as claw hand
M point out Median N.

Do you want to contribute a Mnemonic?

Please send your own mnemonics to shajilkpdn@gmail.com

Our committee will scrutinize your mnemonics and publish it, if it meets the standards. 

However, if there is an alternate mnemonic for our postings, you can use the comments link below the post.

If you liked this site and it helped you to remember medicine better, donate