Gerhard, German surgeon, 1902-1972. See: Küntscher nail.
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When Gerhard Kuntscher introduced the nail in 1940, it was considered revolutionary method in the management of femoral shaft fracture.
Kuntscher, a German orthopedist, after numerous operations, designed the Kong's nail that became popular in the 1980s.[2] These discoveries, inventions, and creations were all derived from clinical practice, and they were the result of the accumulation of clinical practice and the crystallization of thinking over the years.
(4) Further development occurred during World War II, where Kuntscher developed his V-nail.
He described an obturator dislocation associated with a femur shaft fracture managed by internal fixation of the femur with a Kuntscher nail followed by closed manipulative reduction of hip.
Kuntscher, "Measures to prevent complications of distally based neurovascular sural flaps," Annals of Plastic Surgery, vol.
[3] Other described methods include using the modified Kuntscher reaming guide; Ender's nail; hand reamer; femoral head cork screw extractor; smaller nail impaction; grasping device, such as forceps; or multiple guide wires wedged into the nail cavity.
Interlocking nail versus Kuntscher nails in the management of femoral shaft fractures.
[5.] Kuntscher MV, Kastell T, Engel H, Gebhard MM, Heitmann C, Germann G.
Intramedullary (IM) nails, often called rods, were invented by Gerhard Kuntscher in World War II-era Germany.