Carl-Axel Cedell

Carl-Axel Cedell (1932 – ) Swedish Orthopaedic Surgeon. Eponymously affiliated with the Cedell fracture


  • Born 1932
  • 1967 – Thesis in orthopaedic surgery University of Lund
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon Central Hospital, Växjö, Sweden

Medical Eponyms

Cedell fracture (1974)

Posterior talar process fracture with injury to the medial tubercle caused by forced dorsiflexion and pronation. First described in 4 patients by Cedell in 1974

Isolated rupture of the posterior talotibial ligament is probably a very rare injury. The author has diagnosed this ligament injury in four portsmen, who had a chronic state of insufficiency with medial pain and swelling in the ankle joint. Clinical examination revealed the occurrence of a bony and tender formation behind the medial malleolus which at operation was found to be an unhealed avulsion fragment belonging to the medial tubercle of the talus.

Cedell 1974

**Shepherd fracture – Posterior talar process fracture with injury to the lateral tubercle caused by inversion or extreme equinus

  • Cedell method – Cerclage wire and staple method for fractures of the lateral malleolus requiring open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF)

Major Publications


eponymictionary CTA


the person behind the name

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

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