Bernhard Georg Weber (1927 – 2002) was a Swiss surgeon.
Published extensively on many topics, including books on pseudoarthrosis, external fixators, and treatment of fractures in children. Eponymously affilaited with the Danis-Weber ankle fracture classification
- Born in Switzerland 1927
- Medical training at Zürich Balgrist Hospital
- 1959 – Oberarzt (senior surgeon) under Maurice E. Müller at St. Gallen, Switzerland
- 1967 – Chefarzt of Orthopaedics and Trauma at St. Gallen, Switzerland
- Procalimed the “Minimax” slogan (maximum stability with a minimal approach) for minimally invasive hip surgery
- 1986 – Entered private practice
- 2000 – Honorary trustee of the AO Foundation
- Died of heart failure aged 75 in 2002
- Danis-Weber ankle fracture classification (Danis 1949; Weber 1972)
- Weber BG. Die Verletzungen des oberen Sprunggelenkes (The injuries of the upper ankle), 2nd edition. Huber 1972
- Weber BG. Pseudarthrosen: Pathophysiologie, Biomechanik, Therapie, Ergebnisse (Pseudarthroses: pathophysiology, biomechanics, therapy, results)- 1976.
- Weber BG. Epiphysenfugenverletzungen am distalen Unterschenkel (Epiphysis joint injuries on the distal lower limb) Sondereinband – 1970
- Danis-Weber classification system was first described by Robert Danis in 1949 and later modified and popularised by Bernhard Georg Weber in 1972, 10 years after Danis’ death.
- This simple ankle fracture classification system is more commonly called the Weber ankle fracture classification
- Mostofi, SB. Who’s Who in Orthopedics. p355-356. 2005.
- Bugler KE, White TO, Thordarson DB. Focus on Ankle Fractures. JBJS. 2012. 94:1107-1112.
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