Tillaux, Paul

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Tillaux, Paul Gender: M
Paul Jules Tillaux
born on 8 December 1834 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Aunay-sur-Odon, France, 49n01, 0w38
Timezone LMT m0w38 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°22' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 25°44 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 18°10'

Paul Tillaux


French physician, the first to describe an uncommon Salter Harris Type III fracture of the tibia, in 1892. He performed experiments on cadavers and discovered that stress to the anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament could lead to this type of avulsion fracture. This fracture is unique because it occurs during a certain period of adolescence, when there is a differential rate of growth of the epiphysis. In honor of his discovery, a fracture of the anteriolateral tibial epiphysis is now called a Tillaux fracture — often misdiagnosed as a simple sprain. A similar fracture to the posterolateral tibia was later identified by surgeon Henri Chaput, thus being referred to as a Tillaux-Chaput fracture.

Tillaux was a surgeon and professor of surgery in Paris, and in 1879 became a member of the Académie de Médecine. He was director of the Amphitheatre d'Anatomie des Hopitaux de Paris from 1868 to 1890. He died on 20 October 1904.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #704 [1].


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Tillaux' fracture/ apparatus/ manoeuvre/ sign/ spiral")