Intrinsic muscles of the hand (mnemonic)

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Useful mnemonics to recall the intrinsic muscles of the hand and some of their features include:

  • All For One And One For All
  • PAd DAb
  • FOAL/LOAF

Mnemonics

All For One And One For All

This mnemonic recalls the intrinsic muscles of the hand in their relative palmar anatomical position from lateral to medial:

PAd DAb

This mnemonic recalls the function of the palmar and dorsal interossei:

FOAL/LOAF

This mnemonic recalls the four intrinsic muscles of the hand innervated by the median nerve, whereas all the other intrinsic muscles are ulnar nerve:

Anatomy: Upper limb
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rID: 22267
Section: Mnemonics
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • LOAF (mnemonic)
  • All For One And One For All (mnemonic)
  • Pad Dab (mnemonic)

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