John W Lachman (1919-2007) was an American Orthopedic Surgeon.
Described as ‘a gentleman to the students, both a taskmaster and teacher for the residents, and a kind and careful physician with his patients…affectionately referred to as “Latch”…completely dedicated his life to serving two purposes: God and orthopedics’
Eponymously associated with the Lachman test of knee ligament stability (1976)
- Born on September 18, 1919 in Philadelphia
- Graduated Medicine Temple University School of Medicine
- 1965 – Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of the Orthopedic Department at Temple University in Philadelphia
- 1998 – Retired
- Died on September 22, 2007
Lachman Test (1976)
Knee examination clinical test to examine knee stability in particular the stability of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
- Torg JS, Conrad W, Kalen V. Clinical diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament instability in the athlete. Am J Sports Med. 1976; 4(2): 84-93.[Full text]
- Gurtler RA, Stine R, Torg JS. Lachman test evaluated. Quantification of a clinical observation. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1987; (216): 141-50.
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