- Educated at Rugby School then Trinity College, Cambridge
- 1906 – Qualified from Guy’s Hospital
- 1909 – Obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK).
- 1909 – First Surgical Registrar at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, London
- 1911 – Surgeon to the Maida Vale Hospital for Nervous Diseases; Assistant Surgeon to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital; Surgeon to the Belgrave Hospital for Children and Surgeon to the Queen’s Hospital for Children. Practicing in orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery and paediatric surgery.
- 1913 – First honorary secretary of Orthopaedic Surgery of Royal Society of Medicine.
- 1920 – First Orthopaedic Surgeon at Middlesex Hospital, UK.
- 1923 – Founder member of the British Orthopaedic Society and Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie [SICOT].
- 1933 – President of British Orthopaedic Society.
- 1944 – Retired…but carried on operating
- 1951 – Died after a full day in theatre.
Key Medical Attributions:
- Initially a prominent spinal surgeon. One of the first in the UK to perform a lateral cordotomy for the relief of pain.
- Published “Manipulative surgery” after working closely with Herbert Baker, an unqualified manipulator.
- Bankart Lesion: antero-inferior detachment of the glenoid labrum, commonly (85-97%) associated with first-time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocations.
- Bankart Repair: operative repair for recurrent anterior shoulder dislocations.
- Bankart, ASB. Manipulative surgery, Oxford University Press, 1932. [Full Text]
- Bankart, ASB. Recurrent or habitual dislocation of the shoulder joint. Br Med J 1923; 2: 1132-3. [Full PDF]
- Bankart, ASB. Dislocations of the Shoulder Joint. The Robert Jones Birthday Volume, p. 307. London 1928.
- Bankart, ASB. The pathology and treatment of recurrent dislocation of the shoulder. British Journal of Surgery 1938 26: 23-39. [abstract]
- Bankart, ASB. Discussion on Recurrent Dislocation of the Shoulder. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 30-B, 46. 1948
- Bankart lesion: Broca and Hartmann (1890) gave a good description of the lesion, but their work was neglected, and it is largely due to Bankart’s emphasis that the defect has become widely known.
- Bankart repair: Georg Clemens Perthes originally described the operative repair in 1906. Bankart popularised the eponymous operation for recurrent shoulder dislocation.
LITFL related links
- Mostofi, SB. Arthur Sidney Blundell Bankart 1879–1951. Who’s Who in Orthopedics. 2005. [Full Text]
- Dickson, JW. Bankart’s operation for recurrent dislocations of the shoulder. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Vol. 39 B, 1. 1957 [Full Text PDF]
- Perthes, G. Über Operationen bei habitueller Schulterluxation. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Chirurgie, Leipzig, 1906, 85: 199-227.
- Broca A, Hartman H. Contribution à l’étude des luxations de l’épaule (luxations anciennes, luxations recidivantes). Bulletins de La Société Anatomique de Paris 5, serie 4, 312. 1890.