Terry-Thomas (born: Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens) (1911 – 1990) was an English comedian and character actor.
Eponymously affiliated with the Terry-Thomas sign
The Terry-Thomas sign was proposed in 1977 by orthopedic surgeon – Victor H Frankel when likening the AP wrist XR of scapholunate dissociation to the upper central dental diastema of actor Terry-Thomas
- Born on July 10, 1911
- Died January 8, 1990
Terry-Thomas Sign (1977)
Terry-Thomas Sign is the increased distance between the scaphoid and the lunate (scapholunate space) on AP XR of the wrist associated with scapholunate dissociation. Frankel in 1977, likened the widening of the scapholunate interval to the ‘upper central dental diastema‘ of British comedian Terry-Thomas
The hyphen: Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens tried multiple variations of his name in preparation for a career on the stage. First with ‘Tom Stevens‘, then reversing as ‘Mot Snevets‘ before finally settling for ‘Terry Thomas‘. He later added the hyphen (‘Terry-Thomas‘), which he likened to the gap between his teeth.
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- Clark DL, von Schroeder HP. Scapholunate ligament injury: the natural history. Can J Surg. 2004 Aug; 47(4): 298–299
- Neill A. Anatomy for Emergency Medicine 018: Scapholunate dissociation. EM Ireland 2012.
- Cadogan M. Terry-Thomas sign. Eponym A Day. Instagram
the person behind the name
Associate Professor Curtin Medical School, Curtin University. Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |