Eponyms in elbow fracture surgery

Matthijs P. Somford*, Johannes I. Wiegerinck, Daniël Hoornenborg, Michel P.J. van den Bekerom, Denise Eygendaal

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Eponyms are common in medicine and in orthopaedic surgery. For future reference and historical considerations, we present common eponyms in elbow fracture surgery. We describe in short the biography of the name giver and give, where possible, the original description on which the eponym was based. Whether eponyms should continue to be used is a question that remains unanswered, but if we use them, knowledge of the original description can prevent confusion and knowledge of the historical background sheds light on the interesting roots of our profession.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Elbow
  • Eponyms
  • Fracture
  • History
  • Orthopaedics


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