We present the historical background of 5 eponymous terms in pelvic and acetabular injury treatment. The eponymous terms Duverney fracture, Malgaigne fracture, Judet-Letournel classification, Kocher-Langenbeck approach and Stoppa approach are discussed. After presenting the original description by the coining author, a short biography of the author is given. For each eponymous term the current clinical implication is given and discussed afterwards.
From the Department of Orthopedic Surgery (M.P.S., E.d.V.), Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem; and Department of Trauma Surgery (F.F.A.I.), UMCG, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Submitted: November 16, 2016, Revised: December 20, 2016, Accepted: December 20, 2016, Published online: January 17, 2017.
Address for reprints: Matthijs P. Somford, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rijnstate Hospital, Wagnerlaan 55, 6815 AD Arnhem, The Netherlands; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.