Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Intrinsic muscles of the hand mnemonic

A short post on intrinsic muscles of the hand :)

The intrinsic muscle groups are:
- Thenar
- Hypothenar
- Interossei muscles
- Lumbrical muscles

Mnemonic for thenar and hypothenar muscles - "All For One And One For All"

Thenar group:
A: Abductor pollicis brevis
F: Fexor pollicis brevis
O: Opponens pollicis

A: Adductor pollicis

Hypothenar muscles:
O: Opponens digiti minimi
F: Flexor digiti minimi
A: Abductor digiti minimi

All intrinsic muscles of the hand are innervated by ulnar nerve, except LOAF muscles which are innervated by median nerve.
L: 2 Lateral Lumbricals
O: Opponens pollicis
A: Abductor pollicis brevis
F: Fexor pollicis brevis

Oh and last mnemonic, PAD DAB
Palmar interossei ADduct
Dorsal interossei ABduct

That's all!
You can't always be strong, but you can always be brave.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much! Very helpful. However, isn't the Palmaris Brevis muscle part of the hypothenar muscles as well?


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