Anterior ankle tendons (mnemonic)

A mnemonic that refers to the order of the ankle tendons that pass under the extensor retinaculum of the ankle running from medial to lateral is:

  • Tom Hates Dick


History and etymology

The phrase Tom, Dick and Harry was in common usage in the early 19th century 1.

Anatomy: Lower limb
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Article information

rID: 10233
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tom hates dick

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