George Quentin Chance (1904 – -) was an Irish radiologist. He first described the eponymously termed Chance fracture in 1948
- Born December 1904 South Dublin
- 1928 – MB BCh BAO, Trinity College Dublin
- House surgeon, Worcester General Infirmary
- House surgeon, Salford Royal Hospital
- 1938 – DMRE (Diploma in Medical Radiology), University of Cambridge
- Senior assistant medical officer, Sheffield Radium Center
- Member British Institute of Radiology and Fracture Radiologists
- Consultant Radiologist Manchester Municipal Hospital
- 1947 – Director of Diagnostic Radiology, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby
- Honorary fellow Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Chance fracture (1948)
- Cullen CH, Chance GQ. Air arthrography in lesions of the semilunar cartilages. Br J Surg. 1943; 30(119): 241-245.
- Chance GQ. Note on a type of flexion fracture of the spine. Br J Radiol. 1948; 21(249): 452.
- Doupe J, Cullen CH, Chance GQ. Post-traumatic pain and the causalgic syndrome. J Neurol Psychiatry. 1944; 7(1-2): 33–48.
- Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. Annual report and statement of accounts. 1947: 4
- Nicoll EA. Fractures of the dorso-lumbar spine. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1949; 31B(3): 376-94.
- Kingsbury-Smith R. Chance and his fracture. Trauma. 2008; 10(1): 13-15.
- Aebi M. Classification of thoracolumbar fractures and dislocations. Eur Spine J. 2010;19 Suppl 1 : S2-7
- Hunter TB, Peltier LF, Lund PJ. Radiologic History Exhibit Musculoskeletal Eponyms: Who Are Those Guys? Radiographics. 2000 May-Jun;20(3):819-36
- Thakur JD et al. George Chance and Frank Holdsworth: Understanding Spinal Instability and the Evolution of Modern Spine Injury Classification Systems. Neurosurgery. 2020 Apr 16. pii: nyaa081. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyaa081.
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