Elbow ossification (mnemonic)

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

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.



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

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

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    Age 5 - CRI
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    Age 9 - CRITO
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    Age 11 - CRITOE
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