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Origins of eponymous orthopaedic equipment CORR Open Access

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Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2865605

Description: Background Orthopaedists make great use of eponymous equipment, however the origins of these tools are unknown to many users. This history enriches, enlightens, and enhances surgical education, and may inspire modern innovation.
Methods We describe selected pieces of equipment named for their inventors and in the broadest use by modern orthopaedists. These include Esmarch Bandage, Thomas Splint, Unna Boot, Velpeau Sling, Bier Block, Penrose Drain, Steinman Pin, Kirschner Wire, Trendelenberg position, Stryker Saw and several others
Origins of eponymous orthopaedic equipment. Meals C, Wang J. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Jun;468(6):1682-92 (full text)

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Author/Contact: Meals & Wang
Institution: CORR
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Language: English

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