Timothy Herbert

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Timothy James Herbert (born 11 July 1941) is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery. He was born in Sheffield (UK). He is known for his work with the scaphoid bone [1] and related invention, the Herbert screw.

Orthopedic surgery medical specialty concerned with the human apparatus of movement

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Hand surgery deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity including injury and infection. Hand surgery may be practiced by graduates of general surgery, orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery. Chiroplasty, or cheiroplasty, is plastic surgery of the hands.

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He received his medical training at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School in London (1959–1964) and his specialty training at St George's Hospital in London, under Alan Graham Apley. Since 1975 he was with the Hand Surgery Unit at St. Luke's Hospital in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and became Director of that section. He retired in 1996 at the age of 55. [2] [3]

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  1. Timothy James Herbert: Fractured Scaphoid. Quality Medical Publishing (1990), ISBN   0-942219-06-6.
  2. Timothy Herbert Interview published in Maîtrise Orthopédique n° 105 - June–July 2001. (in French).
  3. Buck-Gramcko, Dieter. Ein Leben für die Handchirurgie: 100 Lebensbilder. Darmstadt: Steinkopff, 2007. p.99-101.