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BONES

Back Trouble? This uses the name of a famous Flemish physician to list off the different factors causing back troubles. It's pretty old, though, as knife and bullet wounds aren't mentioned. :^) O V E S A L I U S Osteomyelitis Vertebral Fracture Extraspinal Tumour Spondylolisthesis Ankylosing Spondylitis Lumbar Disk Increase Intraspinal Tumour Unhappiness Stress

Carpal (Wrist) Bones "Scared Lovers Try Positions That They Can't Handle." Starting from the thumb, the eight carpal bones are Scaphoid, Lunate, Triquetrum, Pisiform, Trapezium, Trapezoid, Capitate, and Hamate. To tell the three T's apart... triquetrum has "tri/try" in it, and trapezium and trapezoid are in alphabetical order. CARPenters use their hands. The CARPAL bones are of the hand, and not the foot.

Cranial Bones Annoying, aren't they? The cranial bones are the PEST OF 6... P E S T O F Parietal Ethmoid Sphenoid Temporal Occipital

Frontal

the six? the number of bones!

Try this one as well: Old People From Texas Eat Spiders. Cranial Sutures Sutures have CLASS... C L A S S Coronal Lambdoid

and

Squamous Sagittal

Facial Bones "Con Man Max and Pal Ziggy Lack Nasty Voices". Not the most intuitive acrostic in the world, but it works... Con Man Max Pal Ziggy Lack Nasty Voices Conchae Mandible Maxilla Palatine Zygomatic Lacrimal Nasal Vomer

Fontanels (Infant Skull) A baby's first words might be "PAPA!"... P A P

A Posterior Anterior Posterio-Lateral Anterio-Lateral

Fractures Star Wars fans (hi, Inderpal!) use "Go C3PO" to recall the seven types of bone fractures... G O C C C P O Greenstick Open Complete Closed Comminuted Partial Other

Lower Leg Bones Can't tell your tib from your fib? The TIBia is the Thick, Inner Bone. The FibuLa is Finer, Fluted, and Lateral. Orbital Bones This one's a bit silly. It relies on the belief that a species called the FLEZMS are in ORBITaround the earth. F L E Z M S Frontal Lacrimal Ethmoid Zygomatic Maxilla Sphenoid Two Zulu's Bruised My Cervix This one is used to remember the branches of the facial nerve...a (Sent to me by axe@iinet.net.au)

T emporal nerve Z ygomatic nerve B uccal nerve M arginal mandibular nerve C ervical nerve

To Zanzibar By Motorcar Some Lovers Try Positions That They Can't Handle For the order of the bones in the wrist : Scaphoid, Lunate, Triquetral, Pisiform, Trapezium, Trapezoid, Capitate, Hamate. Some Say Marry Money But My Brother Says Big Breasts Matter Most For the Cranial Nerves 1 through 12, in determining whether they are Sensory, Motor, or Both (starting with Cranial Nerve 1)