In today’s short video tutorial you’ll learn how to remember the bones of the hand using an easy acronym.
- What are carpals
- Which 8 bones make up the bones of the hand
- The names of all 8 bones in the hand
- An acronym to remember the location of the carpals
- Straight Line To Pinky, Here Comes The Thumb
- Follow the video to draw the bones of the hand yourself
- How to learn and remember complex anatomy
Before I share a super-easy way to remember the bones of the hand, let’s first understand what these bones are?
What are carpals?
Carpals are the cube-shaped short bones that make up the base of the hand and wrist.
The fact that these are short bones means they are as wide as they are long.
Their primary function is to provide support and stability with little to no movement.
Which 8 bones make up the bones of the hand?
There are 8 carpal bones that make up the bones of the hand, they are:
How To Remember The Bones Of The Hand
Now you know what they are called and their function, here’s an acronym to help you remember the location of all 8 bones of the hand:
Starting with the proximal row from the scaphoid towards the pinky (small finger) and then the distal row starting from the hamate towards the thumb.
Straight Line To Pinky, Here Comes The Thumb.
- S – Scaphoid.
- L – Lunate.
- T – Triquetrum.
- P – Pisiform.
- H – Hamate
- C – Capitate.
- T – Trapezoid.
- T – Trapezium.
Watch this video to learn the acronym for remembering the bones of the hand.
Grab a pen and follow along:
How to learn and remember complex anatomy
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