Alex's NHD Topic Timeline

Main Person

James Syme was born

1799

James Syme died

1870

World events

450 ministers broke away from the church and formed the Free Church of Scottland

1839 - 1850

United States agreed to test an electromagnetic telegraph system

1840 - 1845

Initial Reaction and Immediate Effects

James Syme was declared the leading Scottish surgeon

1844

Ankle Disarticulation was taught at the University of Edinburgh

1845

Long-term Effects

Risk of death decreases by 59.8%

1900 - 2013

Modified ankle disarticulation performed at Los Angeles County General Hospital

1954

Ankle Disarticulation is the most preferred form of amputation

2000 - 2013

This surgery requires little post surgical care.

Turning Point

James Syme performed the first Ankle Disarticulation

1843