Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Age of completion of ossification mnemonic


For those who forget the age at which ossification centres close, this post is for you!

Imagine the baby in a fetal position, the joints facing upwards are 18,the ones facing downwards are 16:

Elbow = 16
Pelvis = 16
Ankle = 16
Shoulder = 18
Knee = 18
Wrist = 18

This diagram gives the approximate ages when the epiphyses close.

Submitted by Mahesh


  1. thanks medicowesome....it couldn't have been presented in a better manner!����

  2. This is amazing. Thank you so much. Please help by making a mnemonic for intrauterine appearance of ossification centres.


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