Saturday, August 1, 2009

Ossification centres around elbow

Ossification centres around elbow appear in the following order:

Remember CRMTOL or CaRaMel TOffEE 1-3-5-7-9

Capitellum - 1 yr

Radial head - 3 yrs

Medial epicondyle - 5 yrs

Trochlea - 7 yrs

Olecranon - 9 yrs

Lateral epicondyle = External Epicondyle

Note: An alteranate mnemonic is CRITOE, where I = Internal Epicondyle.

You can imagine a child putting Caramel toffee into his mouth with elbow flexed.

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