Gerhard, German surgeon, 1902-1972. See: Küntscher nail.
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Treatment of tibial shaft fractures by percutaneous Kuntscher nailing: technical difficulties and a review of 50 consecutive cases.
The femur was reconstructed with a 255 mm x 11 mm Kuntscher nail reinforced by a strut allograft [Figure 1]c and [Figure 1]d.
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.
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.
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.
Specifically designed Kuntscher nails were made to meet the anterior convexity and the size of the medullary canal of the femora of goats.
This paper reports a rare case of transient radial and axillary nerves palsy related to intraoperative right lateral positioning for Kuntscher intramedullary nail insertion that caused postural cervical traction.
Non-union of' tibia treated with Kuntscher intrameduallary nailing.
11) By the late 1940s, Kuntscher had begun to abandon use of the V-shaped nail design in favor of another Kuntscher design, the cloverleaf nail.