Elbow ossification (mnemonic)

Mnemonics for elbow ossification include CRITOE and CRITOL. These are essentially the same, apart from the terminal letter which represents the External or Lateral epicondyle.

Mnemonics

CRITOE
CRITOL

CRITOL is the same as CRITOE apart from the final letter, which refers to the lateral epicondyle rather than external.

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Giving the letters CRMTOL where the M is for medial and the L is for lateral. It is best not to say this one aloud in a shared reporting room. 

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rID: 1039
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • CRITOL
  • Elbow ossification centers (mnemonic)
  • CRITOE
  • Come Rub My Tree Of Love
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