Eponymythology associated with signs, symptoms, investigation and management of foot injuries. Review of related eponyms; the person behind the name; their relevance today; and modern terminology
Konrad Weiss (1891 - 1976) was an Austrian radiologist. Early descriptions of Müller-Weiss syndrome, the dissecting aortic aneurysm, and gastric torsion
Köhler disease: rare, self-limiting, avascular necrosis (osteochondrosis) of the navicular bone in children. Described in 1908 by Alban Köhler (1874–1947)
Freiberg infraction: osteochondrosis of the metatarsal heads (typically the 2nd metatarsal head) described by Albert Freiberg in 1914, Alban Köhler in 1915
Albert Henry Freiberg (1868 - 1940) American Orthopedic Surgeon. First described Freiberg Infraction in 1913 (cases 1903, publication 1914)
Sir Robert Jones (1857-1933) was a Welsh General and Orthopaedic Surgeon and part time Roentgenologist. Eponym: Jones fracture (1902)
Gissane Angle [aka *critical angle; critical angle of Gissane], like the Böhler angle, can be used to help determine the presence of a calcaneus fracture on a radiograph.
Böhler angle. The angle between line from highest point of anterior process to highest point of posterior facet plus line tangential to superior edge of tuberosity; measured on lateral foot x-ray. Normally 20-40°. If < 20° represents a calcaneal fracture
Eponymythology associated with signs, symptoms, investigation and management of ankle and talus injuries, fractures and conditions.
A 29 year old man stumbled into a gutter, tripped awkwardly and fell injuring his left foot. He has diffuse swelling and tenderness of the mid foot and is unable to weight bear on that limb.