Franklin Adin ‘Sam‘ Simmonds (1910 – 1983) was an English orthopaedic surgeon.
Reputation for surgical craftsmanship; professional dexterity was mirrored in his plus-one golf handicap.
Infrequent writer, however contributions include significant papers on rotator cuff lesions; acromioclavicular fixation; adolescent hallux valgus correction.
- Born 31 October 1910
- Pre-clinical medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge (with Golf Blue)
- Clinical studies St Thomas’s Hospital, London
- 1935 – MRCS, LRCP
- 1939 – FRCS. Chief assistant to Rowley Bristow (First specialist orthopaedic surgeon St Thomas’s Hospital, London)
- 1939-1945 Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps, commanded base hospitals in North Africa, Sicily, France and the Far East.
- 1946 – Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Hospital, Pyrford with Alan Apley
- 1951 – Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford
- Retired 1975
- Died 14 July 1983
- Simmonds test (1957) [aka *Simmonds-Thompson Test ] diagnostic tool for Achilles tendon rupture. The absence of foot plantarflexion on calf compression is interpreted as a positive test result and indicative of Achilles tendon rupture
- Simmonds FA. The diagnosis of the ruptured Achilles tendon. The Practitioner. 1957 Jul;179(1069):56-8. [Simmonds test]
- Simmonds FA. The immobile meniscus: a common syndrome in middle age. Postgrad Med J 40:527–528, 1964. [PMC2482653]
- Simmonds FA. Shoulder pain with particular reference to the frozen shoulder. J Bone Joint Surg Br 31B:426–432, 1949. [PMID 18142155]
- Simmonds FA. Bilateral bony ankylosis of hip-joints. Proc R Soc Med. 1948 Jun;41(6):386. [PMC2184539]
- Biography: Simmonds, Franklin Adin (1911 – 1983). Plarr’s Lives of the Fellows Online. Royal College of Surgeons of England.
- Obituary: F A Simmonds. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). 1983 Sep 24; 287(6396): 919. [PMC1549257]
- Eponymythology: Eponymous ankle and talus injuries. LITFL
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