Frank Holdsworth

Sir Frank Wild Holdsworth (1904 – 1969)

Sir Frank Wild Holdsworth (1904-1969) was an English Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Eponymously affiliated with the Holdsworth fracture

  • Born 1904, Bradford
  • Died 1969

Medical Eponyms
Holdsworth fracture (1963)

Unstable fracture dislocation of the thoraco-lumbar junction of the spine

Major Publications



Eponymous terms

  • Brand RA. Biographical Sketch: Frank Wild Holdsworth, FRCS (1904–1969). Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Aug; 470(8): 2083–2084. [PMC3392394]
  • Obituary: Sir Frank Wild Holdsworth 1904-1969. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1970 Feb;52(1):168-70. [PMID 4908146]
  • In Memoriam: Sir Frank Holdsworth. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1970 Feb; 46(2): 115–117. [PMC2387709]
  • Biography: Sir Frank Wild Holdsworth. Plarr’s Lives of the Fellows Online. Royal College of Surgeons of England.
  • Mostofi SB. Who’s Who in Orthopedics. Springer; pp 145-147, 2005 edition


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