Maurice David Sachs


Maurice David Sachs (1909-1987) was an American radiologist.

Worked as a radiologist with Harold Arthur Hill in San Fransisco California

In 1940, published a report of 119 shoulder dislocation cases. They determined that the cortical depression in the posterolateral head of the humerus was related to impaction of the humeral head against the inferior glenoid in anterior shoulder dislocation.

The deformity/fracture is eponymously attributed the Hill-Sachs Lesion

Medical Eponyms

Major Publications


  • Somford MP, Van der Linde JA, Wiegerinck JI, Hoornenborg D, Van den Bekerom MPJ, Van Deurzen DFP. Eponymous terms in anterior shoulder stabilization surgery. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2017 Dec;103(8):1257-1263. [PMID 28942024]
  • Somford MP, Nieuwe Weme RA, van Dijk CN, IJpma FF, Eygendaal D. Are eponyms used correctly or not? A literature review with a focus on shoulder and elbow surgery. Evid Based Med. 2016 Oct;21(5):163-71 [PMID 27565943]

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the person behind the name

Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and informatics. Asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | vocortex |

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