Ernest Amory Codman (1869-1940) was an American surgeon. Founder of an ‘end results system’ to track the outcomes of patient treatments.
Paul Hoffmann (1884-1962) was a German physiologist and physician. Known for describing Hoffmann-Tinel sign for assessment of nerve regeneration and success of nerve sutures.
Description Hoffmann-Tinel sign is paresthesia in the distal cutaneous distribution of an injured peripheral nerve evoked by tapping on the nerve more proximally. The sign indicates the compression or regeneration of peripheral nerve fibers. In modern parlance, the Tinel sign is a provocative test used in suspected cases of entrapment neuropathies affecting either the median […]
Jules Tinel (1879 – 1952) was a French neurologist. Eponymously affiliated with Tinel’s sign in the diagnsois of carpal tunnel syndrome
The Phalen test is performed by asking the patient to place both elbows on a table while keeping both forearms vertical and flexing both wrists at 90 degrees for 60 seconds. A positive test is defined as the occurrence of pain or paresthesias in at least one finger innervated by the median nerve.
George S. Phalen (1911 – 1998) was an American Orthopedic Surgeon. Phalen defined our understanding of carpal tunnel syndrome aetiology, assessment and management
Description There are many signs and symptoms used in the evaluation of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Some finding may findings modestly increase or decrease the probability of carpal tunnel syndrome Clinical Signs Hoffmann-Tinel sign (1915) Phalen sign (1950) Katz Hand diagram (1990) Pressure Provocation test Square Wrist Ratio (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8198771/) Flick sign Associated Persons Paul Hoffmann (1884 […]
Charles Sumner Neer II (1917 – 2011) was an American Orthopedic Surgeon. Eponymously affiliated with the Neer prosthesis and Neer classification of proximal humeral fractures Biography Born 10 November 1917 Died 28 February 2011 Medical Eponyms Neer classification of proximal humeral fractures Neer prosthesis Major Publications Neer CS 2nd. Displaced proximal humeral fractures. I. Classification […]
Arthur Sidney Blundell Bankart (1879- 1951) British Orthopaedic surgeon. Bankart Lesion – antero-inferior detachment of the glenoid labrum
Bankart Lesion: Antero-inferior detachment of the glenoid labrum associated with first-time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocations.