Arthur Holstein

Arthur Holstein (1913-2000) was an American Orthopedic Surgeon. Along with Gwilym B. Lewis he is eponymously affiliated with the Holstein–Lewis fracture, they first described in 1963

  • Born on December 25, 1913 in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1946 – Orthopaedic surgeon at Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley
  • Died on October 26, 2000 in Berkeley, California

Medical Eponyms
Holstein–Lewis fracture (1963)

Simple spiral fracture of the humerus involving the distal 1/3 of the shaft with the distal bone fragment displaced and the proximal end deviated toward the radial side. Often associated with radial nerve paralysis.

Holstein–Lewis fracture
Holstein–Lewis fracture 1963

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Eponymous term


MBChB (University of Bristol), BSc (Durham University). Emergency medicine RMO at Sir Charles Gairdner hospital. Swimmer, interested in all things sports medicine.

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