Alessandro Codivilla

Alessandro Codivilla (1861 – 1912)

Alessandro Codivilla (1861 – 1912) was an Italian surgeon.

Accomplished orthopaedic surgeon known best for his work with external pin fixation and traction for limb lengthening [1903]

1898 performed the first reported pancreaticoduodenectomy for carcinoma of the pancreas (Whipple procedure)


Biography
  • Born March 21, 1861, Bologna
  • 1886 – MD, University of Bologna. Thesis: Sopra un caso di empyema necessitatis pulsans (operazione di Estlander)
  • 1899 – Director of the Rizzoli Institute of Bologna, working exclusively in orthopaedics
  • Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Bologna
  • Died February 28, 1912, Bologna

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Reported new ways to treat many conditions, including polio residuals, clubfoot, scoliosis, and congenital dislocation of the hip


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Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and informatics. Asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | vocortex |

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