Charles Barrett Lockwood
Charles Barrett Lockwood (September 23, 1856 - November 8, 1914) was a British surgeon and anatomist who practiced surgery at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London. Lockwood was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Lockwood is remembered for his surgical work with femoral and inguinal hernias. He developed an infra-inguinal approach for femoral hernia operations that is known today as the "low approach" or "Lockwood's operation". In 1893, he published an important book titled "Radical Cure of Femoral and Inguinal Hernia".
The "Lockwood's suspensory ligament" of the eye is named after him. This structure is the thickened area of contact between Tenon's capsule and the sheaths of the inferior rectus and inferior oblique muscles. This ligament is responsible for maintaining the position of the eyeball in its normal upward and forward position within the orbit.
- "Hunterian Lectures on the Morbid Anatomy, Pathology, and Treatment of Hernia", (1889)
- "Radical Cure of Femoral and Inguinal Hernia", (1893)
- "Aseptic Surgery", (1896)
- Writings about Charles Lockwood:
- "The life and works of Charles Barrett Lockwood (1856–1914)". By Eric C. O. Jewsbury, M.A., (1934)
- "The Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland - Presidents of the Society". The Anatomical Society. Retrieved 2012-10-21.
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