Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones! - page 3

OK, AP Phanatics ... how the #@** did you guys memorize the bones? I almost fell alseep in class tonight! No way I could use the text or teacher. I got lost trying to follow both! I'm using... Read More

  1. by   TheBrainMusher
    so am I!
  2. by   marilynmom
    You will do fine! To me the bones were the easiest. I just took one bone a day (or one section like pelvic or femur/legbones) and learned only that bone and quizzed myself till I KNEW it. And before I went on to learn another bone I went back over all the previous bones I have learned so I was able to keep up with them all.

    You will do better than you think!!

    Marilyn
  3. by   salgal
    Marilyn....did you look at the actual bone to learn or pictures of the bones? I tend to like the flash cards but then I think maybe that is why I am having trouble because when I look at the real bone it may not look exactly like the pictures. The only ones I am having trouble with are the ulna, radius and the lower leg bones. I think once I get those down I will be ok. So are the muscles harder or easier than the bones?
  4. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Compared to muscles, bones were a piece of cake!
  5. by   vaughanmk
    A&P is rough. I'll pray for you. In the mean time, this is what worked for me. Starting off knowing all the bones of the body then one by one working through them to know all the landmarks and sutures. Go to the lab whenever it is open. Work in groups, quiz eachother. They might have tricks to help you memorize them because that is what it is. Memorization, not learning. or knowing, just sheer memorization.
  6. by   marilynmom
    Originally posted by salgal
    Marilyn....did you look at the actual bone to learn or pictures of the bones? I tend to like the flash cards but then I think maybe that is why I am having trouble because when I look at the real bone it may not look exactly like the pictures. The only ones I am having trouble with are the ulna, radius and the lower leg bones. I think once I get those down I will be ok. So are the muscles harder or easier than the bones?
    At first I just looked at pics and then I would look at the real bones in lab- that makes a BIG difference IMO, I would touch them and feel them and get to know them. Cause pictures are just not the same as the real bones. Ya the ulna and radius and both lower leg bones were the hardest I thought as well.

    The good thing about the muscles I thought was some have similiar names to the bones they are on (ie tibialis anterior and the neck muslces since most relate to the hyoid bone, frontalis, massester-mash your food up-etc). I think once you learn the bones you can do pretty good with the muscles. And some of the muscles name you will already know (bicep, tricep, pecs, obliqueetc) and some have such weird names I had a hard time forgetting them...lol! PLus once you learn which side is flexor and which is extensor that helps a lot as well.

    Ya its all a lot to learn but it CAN be done. I think the main problem with learning it all is we look at it and get scared, thinking "how can I do this?" when you can!!

    Learning all this just brings us to another mindset and vocabulary which I think is what makes it so much to learn.

    Marilyn
  7. by   opalmRN
    Is there a Rad Tech program at your school or near you?

    I went to x-ray school where the instructors have been since the creation of man. You don't get anything by them. But the good side of that is we all learned every stiinking bone, condyle, process and prominence.

    If you can get into a Rad Tech lab, we had a box of bones. We would go there during free time and quiz each other with the bones. We started out simple. The first round was to just name the bone, and was it L or R. Then we would keep adding questions. What if any are the prominces, processes etc. We used a process of elimination until only one person remained. The point by then end of the session was to have everyone still in, remembering all the parts of the bones in that round.

    (I know rad tech students are strange, but it did work for us.)
    Good luck let me know how you make out!
    C
  8. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by Mimi Wheeze
    Compared to muscles, bones were a piece of cake!
    I will second that!!! I thought muscles were the worst!!! Ugh!!!
  9. by   salgal
    Just an update....got my grades from the bone exams......got an "A" in the lecture and a "B" oin the lab (this is the one that I thought I totally bombed on and cried all the way home) so I was really happy. We had the last bone exam tonight and also started the muscles. The muscle names are so long I don't know how I will memorize them!!!!! I got a set of anatomy cards....I think they are called Netter's Anatomy cards and they are very in depth and detailed and also look pretty real....not only do they have all the bones and muscles also have nerves....glands, veins and arteries......so I geuss I will get alot of use out of them........

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