Some great people from the history of Orthopaedics:
The anatomical studies of Leonardo da Vinci, from around 1510, are one of the great achievements of the Italian renaissance. His work helped to lay the
foundations of modern scientific medicine, and orthopaedics in particular
Pioneering Orthopaedic Surgeon Professor Sir John Charnley using the lathe in his workshop at home. John Charnley radically changed the treatment of hip arthritis
with his total hip replacement designed in the early 1960s.
Mr Mike Freeman of The London Hospital sitting with Dr John Insall (right) of The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York in Mike Freeman's garden in about
1980. These two individuals were responsible for working out questions of design, balance and alignment which are the basis of all good modern Total Knee Replacements.