Lexicon of Orthopaedic Etymology
Harwood Academic Publishers
, 1999 - Medical
- 439 pages
Lexicon of Orthopædic Etymologyis more than a concise dictionary of over 800 terms. It also provides a chronicle of the field of orthopedics, recounting significant events, important people, and dates. Terms are defined, origins are traced back to the root word, relevant mythology is revealed, and the first physician recorded using a term is identified in context.
Sample Term: Achillis, Achill(o) Latin Achillis, singular genitive form of the Greek proper name Acille¢us: "Achilles." e.g. tendo Achillisrefers to "the tendon of Achilles." The appellation is given to the tendo calcaneus: "the tendon related to the heel bone." This represents the conjoined tendon of insertion of the triceps sur muscle, which is comprised of the medical and lateral heads of the gastrocnemius muscle and the soleus muscle. Its fibers descend in a spiral arrangement to attach to the posterior aspect of the tuber of the calcaneus, from which it is separated by a synov