The following illustrations are modifications of the anatomy figures in chapter 8.
Some of the artistic detail has been eliminated, and a few bold lines have been added. What re- mains, it is hoped, are drawings that embody essential anatomic relationships. Anatomy is visual, not semantic. Therefore, instead of memorizing anatomic descriptions, try to vi- sualize the course of the various anatomic structures. These simple drawings may be very helpful in this regard. I suggest that you begin by tracing the line drawing. (You can print each drawing from the enclosed CD.)
After tracing a few times, try to recreate the drawings from memory. Next, to determine the extent to which you have mastered the material, compare your work from memory with the original.
There are fewer than 50 drawings here, which clearly represent only a small portion of all of musculoskeletal anatomy. You may find it beneficial to create your own draw- ings from other anatomy books. I welcome submissions for consideration in subsequent editions. Enjoy.