Henry Milch (1895 – 1964) was an American Orthopedic Surgeon.
- Born December 20, 1895
- Medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Founder member of the Association of Amateur Chamber Music Musicians and of the Doctors Orchestra
- Died 1964
- Milch shoulder reduction (1938)
Key Medical Attributions
1936 – Henry Milch first reported this fracture on radiographs of acutely injured knees in three patients.
This avulsion is caused by tension on the iiotibial band at its insertion into the area behind Gerdy’s tubercle. It is usually acquired by injury, with the knee in the partly flexed position, but it may also be produced with the knee in the fully flexed position, if the heel is held medially to the axis of the femur during the internal rotation of the leg
In reviewing the literature, the author could find no clinical information on this interesting lesion. By accident, a reference to the experimental work of Segond was noted. Though no clinical cases are cited in this work, it appears that, in studying the effects of rotation, Segond accurately described the pathology of the type of cortical avulsion fracture which has been mentioned.Milch 1936
- Milch H. Cortical avulsion fracture of the lateral tibial condyle. J Bone Joint Surg 1936;18(1):159-164. [Segond fracture]
- Milch H. Treatment of dislocation of the shoulder. Surgery. 1938;3(5):732–740
- Obituary: Henry Milch (1895-1964). The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. 1964;46(6):1358–1359, [PMID 14217907]
- Mostofi SB. Who’s Who in Orthopedics. Springer; pp 233. 2005 edition
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