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Category Orthopaedics
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Baastrup disease

Baastrup sign (kissing spines) refers to an orthopaedic condition / radiological sign with enlargement and approximation of adjacent spinous processes with normal intervertebral disc height and neuroforamina
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Winking owl sign

One of the first signs of vertebral metastases is disappearance of the pedicle on the AP X-ray. This is known as the 'absent pedicle' or 'winking owl sign'.
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Segond fracture

Segond fracture: Avulsion fracture (small) of the lateral surface of the lateral tibial condyle. Paul Ferdinand Segond (1851-1912) described 1879
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Tom Throckmorton

Tom Bentley Throckmorton (1885-1961) was an American neurologist. Eponym: Throckmorton sign (John Thomas sign); Throckmorton reflex
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Cotton fracture

Cotton fracture (trimalleolar fracture) described in 1915 by Frederic Jay Cotton (1869-1939); fracture of the ankle that involving the lateral malleolus, medial malleolus and distal posterior aspect of the tibia (posterior malleolus).
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Frederic Jay Cotton

Frederic Jay Cotton (1869–1939) was an American Orthopedic Surgeon. Eponymously affiliated with the Cotton fracture (trimalleolar fracture) and Cotton-Loader position (hyper-flexed wrist with ulna deviation in closed reduction of distal radius fractures)
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Silvio Rolando

Silvio Rolando da Carasco (1873-1949) Italian general surgeon in Genoa. Rolando Fracture (1910) three-part base of first metacarpal fracture