Category Orthopaedics
Otto Gerhard Karl Sprengel (1852 – 1915) 340

Otto Sprengel

Otto Gerhard Karl Sprengel (1852 - 1915) was a German surgeon. Remembered fro his description of Sprengel deformity (1891) and appendicitis work (1906)

John Birkett

Biography Born 14 April 1815, Upper Clapton, Middlesex, England 1837 – MRCS 1844 – FRCS Died 1904 6 July 1904, London, England Medical Eponyms Birkett forceps; Birkett artery forceps; Birkett haemostatic forceps Birkett hernia: inguinal hernia where the sac extends into…
Josef Leopold Auenbrugger von Auenbrugg (1722 – 1809) 340

Leopold Auenbrugger

Leopold Auenbrugger von Auenbrugg (1722 – 1809). Austrian Physician who described the use of chest percussion in the diagnosis of respiratory disease.

Odilon Marc Lannelongue

Biography Born 4 December 1840 in Castéra-Verduzan, France Died 22 December 1911 in Paris, France Medical Eponyms Osgood-Schlatter disease Key Medical Attributions Controversies Major Publications Lannelongue OM. Note sur les ostéites apophysaires pendant la croissance. Bulletins et mémoires de la…
Charles Sumner Neer II (1917 – 2011) 1200

Charles Sumner Neer II

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…

Julius Wolff

Biography Born 1836 Markisch-Friedland, West Prussia Died 18 Feb 1902 Medical Eponyms Key Medical Attributions Controversies Major Publications References Pagel J. Wolff, Julius. Biographisches Lexikon hervorragender Ärzte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. 1901: 1871 The late Professor Julius Wolff. The Lancet, 1902;…

Friedrich Busch

Biography Born 9 September 1844 1884 – Head of the newly opened Institute of Dental Medicine at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Berlin. Died 8 July 1916 Medical Eponyms Busch-Hoffa fracture [Hoffa fracture] (1869) Unicondylar coronal fracture of the lateral femoral condyle. Rare…
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Tillaux fracture

Fracture of the anterolateral tibial epiphysis commonly seen in adolescents. (Salter-Harris III tibial fracture) aka Tillaux-Chaput fracture.
Richard von Volkmann (1830 – 1889) 340

Richard von Volkmann

Richard von Volkmann (1830 – 1889) German surgeon, author of poetry and fiction. Multiple eponyms bear his name including Volkmann’s ischaemic contracture
Francis Garrett Pipkin (1904-1981) 340

Garrett Pipkin

Garrett Pipkin (1904-1981) was an American orthopedic surgeon. Eponymously affiliated with the Pipkin classification of femoral head fractures
Sir Percivall Pott (1714 – 1788) 340

Percivall Pott

Percivall Pott (1714 – 1788) was a British surgeon. Extensive work with hernia repair, hydrocoele repair, vertebral TB and his own Pott fracture