Rickets (mnemonic)

Dr Owen Kang and Dr Zishan Sheikh et al.

A mnemonic to remember the radiological features of rickets is:

  • RICKETS

Mnemonic

  • R: reaction of the periosteum
  • I: indistinct cortex
  • C: coarse trabeculation
  • K: knees, wrists and ankles mainly
  • E: epiphyseal plates widened and irregular 
  • T: tremendous metaphysis
  • S: spur (metaphyseal)​
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