William Henry Trethowan 1882-1934



The name of Trethowan is associated with his bone levers that he designed. When I was doing the agency circuit in the North of England they were known to many as "Jimmy's". These levers were found in every major orthopaedic set as a basic instrument.

William Trethowan was yet again a product of Guys in London and was part of the famous Robert Jones Team in Shepherd's Bush were I was born. He went on to practise at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Queen Marys Orthopaedic Hospital for Children.

"Treth" as he was known was quite young when he died but his name will live on in the instruments that he designed.










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