Femoral triangle contents (mnemonic)

Dr Vikas Shah and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Mnemonics to recall the order of the femoral vessels and nerve as they emerge from beneath the inguinal ligament into the femoral triangle are:

  • NAVY



From lateral to medial:

It should be noted the mnemonic only pertains to the major structures and that the femoral triangle also contains the femoral sheath, femoral canal and the great saphenous vein. 


From lateral to medial:

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 23496
Section: Anatomy, Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • NAVEL (mnemonic)
  • NAVY (mnemonic)

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