- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Stryker saw (Homer Stryker)

Related people

A vibrating saw used for cutting bones or plaster casts.

Description

A rapidly vibrating saw used for cutting bone or plaster casts. It is the instrument of choice for most prosectors faced with removing the brain. Stryker oscillates a half circle of saw through about 20 degrees. This limited action prevents the saw from cutting soft tissues, notably the prosector's hand.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.

Disclaimer:

Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.