Mnemonic for Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand

Remember and recall the intrinsic muscles of the hand using these mnemonics

  • 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:

  • A: abductor pollicis brevis
  • F: flexor pollicis brevis
  • O: opponens pollicis
  • A: adductor pollicis
  • O: opponens digiti minimi
  • F: flexor digiti minimi
  • A: abductor digiti minimi
Intrinsic Muscles of The Hand

Another useful mnemonic for the function of Interossei is PAd DAb.

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

  • P: palmar interossei
  • Ad: adduction
  • D: dorsal interossei
  • Ab: abduction

To remember the intrinsic muscles of hand supplied by Median nerve, use the mnemonic 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:

  • F: flexor pollicis brevis
  • O: opponens pollicis
  • A: abductor pollicis brevis
  • L: lateral two lumbricals

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