Upper Extremity Mnemonics

Deep Muscles of the Back

Iliocostalis
Longissimis
Spinalis – Semispinalis
Multifidus
Rotatores

“I Love Spaghetti – Some More Ragu”:

Brachial Plexus

Roots
Trunks
Divisions
Cords
Branches

Really Thirsty? Drink Cold Beer”
Randy Travis Drinks Cold Beers”

(Terminal nerves):

Musculocutaneous
Axillary
Radial
Median
Ulnar

MARMU

Muscles Inserting into Humerus

“A lady between two majors”

Pectoralis major attaches to lateral lip of bicipital groove, the teres major attaches to medial lip of bicipital groove, and the latissimus dorsi attaches to the floor of bicipital groove. The “lati” is between two “majors”

Carpal Bones (4 proximal, lateral to medial; 4 distal, lateral to medial)

Scaphoid
Lunate
Triquetrum
Pisiform
Trapezoid
Trapezium
Capitate
Hamate

Some Lovers/Lions Try Positions That They Can’t Handle”

“TrapeziUM at the thUMb” “TrapeziOID is inSIDE” “Flexor carpi superficialis splits in two, to permit profundus to pass through”

Radial Nerve Innervations

Brachioradialis
Extensors
Supinator
Triceps

BEST

Median Nerve Innervations

Lateral 2 Lumbricals
Opponens pollicis
Abductor pollicis brevis
Flexor pollicis brevis

2 LOAF

Rotator Cuff Muscles (3 greater tubercle; 1 lesser tubercle)

Superspinatus
Infraspinatus
Teres minor
Subscapularis

SITS

Transverse Scapular Ligament

Army over (bridge)
Navy under (bridge)

Artery goes over and Nerve goes under the ligament

Cubital Fossa (lateral to medial)

Tendon (biceps brachii)
Artery (brachial)
Nerve (medial)

TAN

Hand

PAD”: Palmar (hand) muscles ADduct
DAB”: Dorsal (hand) muscles ABduct

Abductor digiti minimi
Flexor digiti minimi
Opponens digiti minimi
Adductor policis
Opponens pollicis
Flexor pollicis brevis
Abductor pollicis brevis

All For One And One For All” (medial to lateral):

Axillary Artery Branches

Supreme/Superior Thoracic Artery
Thoracoacromial Artery
Lateral Thoracic
Anterior Circumflex Humeral
Posterior Circumflex Humeral
Subscapular (Thoracodorsal and Circumflex scapular)

“Save The Lions And Protect Species”

Thoracoacromial Artery Branches

Clavicular
Acromial
Pectoral
Deltoid

CAlifornia Police Department”

Pectoral Nerves

“Lateral is less, medial is more”

Lateral pectoral nerve goes through pectoralis major, while medial pectoral nerve goes though both pectoralis major and minor.


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