Pes anserinus mnemonic

A mnemonic to remember the Pes anserinus is:

  • A mnemonic to remember the muscles that contribute tendons to the pes anserinus and the innervations of these muscles is SGT FOT (sergeant FOT)


  • S- S artorius
  • G- G racilis
  • T- semi **T*endinosus (from anterior to posterior).
  • F- F emoral nerve
  • O- O bturator nerve
  • T- T ibial division of the sciatic nerve

Notice the order of the muscles (S, G, T) follows the order of the innervating nerves which correspond to those muscles (F, O, T)

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