Medical and Surgical Eponyms

We have compiled an extensive list of over 10,000 medical and surgical eponyms. Please note that the correct definition of a medical eponym is a person for which a medical term or phase is named (not the medical term as is commonly used)

Slocum technique

Surgical reconstruction of ligamentous injuries in medial compartment of knee; knee is flexed to 90° and incision is made 4–5 cm on medial aspect of knee. After superficial tissue is reflected posteriorly and patellar stability is checked, medial parapatellar arthrotomy to expose joint is performed, allowing for systematic exam and repair of laxities.