Robert Symon Garden (1910 – 1982) was a Scottish Orthopaedic surgeon.
Vigorously campaigned for the improvement of the ‘orthopaedic and accident department‘. One of the first to organise direct radio links between his department and the ambulance service
Eponymously affiliated with the Garden classification of intracapsular femoral neck fractures
- Born 2 August 1910 Macduff, Scotland
- 1934 – Graduated Aberdeen University. MCh Orth (1936); Edinburgh FRCS (1939)
- David Lewis Northern Hospital and the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital under Prof TP McMurray
- After the outbreak of WWII, Mr Garden worked briefly in Southport, treating the injured returning from Dunkirk.
- 1942-1945 Commanded No 3 Orthopaedic Centre in Egypt, North Africa and Italy
- 1946 – Demobilised with rank Lieutenant-Colonel
- 1948 – Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Preston and Chorley Group of Hospitals
- Died 16 October 1982
- Garden classification of hip fractures (1961)
- Garden Cannulated Screw
- Garden RS. Low-angle fixation in fractures of the femoral neck. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1961;43-B:647–63. [PDF]
- Garden RS. Stability and union in subcapital fractures of the femur. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1964 Nov;46:630-47. [PMID 14251448]
- Garden RS. The Structure and Function of the Proximal End of the Femur. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1961;43-B: 576.
- Biography: Robert Symon Garden. Plarr’s Lives of the Fellows Online. Royal College of Surgeons of England.
- R. S. Garden. Obituary. British Medical Journal, 1982;285:1751.
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