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ligament tendon mneumonic

Discussion in 'MCAT Study Question Q&A' started by superduper12, Jul 15, 2008.

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  1. superduper12

    superduper12 2+ Year Member

    Jul 8, 2008
    is there a mneumonic for remembering that ligament connects bones to bones. and tendons connect muscle to bone.

    I always mix these two up.
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  3. dwc929

    dwc929 2+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Don't have a mnemonic but I just think about the most common tendons/ligaments...

    Achilles tendon - attaches calf muscle (gastroc) to heel bone (calcaneus)
    ACL/PCL/MCL in the knee - attaches femur to tibia
  4. Adnama

    Adnama 2+ Year Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    This is ridiculous... but here is mine: You down with LBB? Yeah, you know me! (ligament bone, bone)

    I am embarrassed posting it, but I also mixed them up - hope it helps.
    ddsran05 and DRnodick like this.
  5. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna 7+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    HAHA! NICE. you down with OPP!!! priceless mnemonic man. but if the OP doesnt konw the song it might not work.

    I think dwc's way works pretty well if you are having trouble. the achilles tendon is a great example cuz its one that many people are familiar with. and you can feel it on the bakc of your leg, if you follow it upwards, you run into a muscle, if you follow it downards you run into a bone. tendons must connect muscles to bone.
  6. amar21

    amar21 professional crammer 7+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    i just remember the abbreviation "TMB"

    tendon muscle bone

    it's never failed me.. and I had to take a bunch of anatomy courses in undergrad!
  7. Kaustikos

    Kaustikos Archerize It 7+ Year Member

    Jan 18, 2008
    Always Bespin
    That's the point of a mneumonic. The more ridiculous, the better.
  8. AsuKa

    AsuKa 2+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 2008
    lbb, oh man i love you haha
  9. sleepy425

    sleepy425 7+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2008
    idk, I mean, you could always think, oh, well, muscle is the part of the animal you eat, and you want it to be tender, so tendons connect muscle to bone.

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