Anterior ankle tendons (mnemonic)

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

A mnemonic that refers to the order of the anterior ankle tendons around the ankle is:

  • Tom Hates Dick

The mnemonic can be used to remember the order of the tendons from medial to lateral as they pass under the extensor retinaculum of the ankle

Mnemonic

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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rID: 10233
Section: Anatomy, Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tom Hates Dick (mnemonic)

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  • TA= tibialis ante...
    Ankle tendons: topographic anatomy
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