Sunday, September 20, 2009

Carpal Tunnel














Remember the picture to memorise the structures passing through the carpal tunnel and those passing superficial to it.

  • Structures passing through the carpal tunnel:
MediAN nerve (policeMAN) - Compression causes carpal tunnel syndrome
Flexor POLICis longus (POLICe jeep)
FDS, FDP (FD = Fixed Deposit in piggy bank)
Radial & ulnar Bursa (piggy Bank)


  • Structures passing superficial to carpal tunnel
PALMaris LONGus (LONG PALM tree)

Cutaneous branch of MediAN Nerve (boy = small MAN; Big policeMAN was MediAN nerve, so small man represents cutaneous branch)

UlNar nerve (Umen = woman)
Cutaneous br. of UlNar nerve (small Umen = small woman = represented by girl in the picture)

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Terrible

Anonymous said...

This mnemonic really sucks.

Unknown said...

At least he tried somthing.. Of course i can remember this Pic

Azza Elamin said...

At least he tried somthing.. Of course i can remember this Pic

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