Kuntscher nail

Künt·scher nail

an intramedullary metal nail used for internal fixation of a fracture.
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intramedullary nail

A metal rod forced into the medullary cavity of long, weight-bearing bones (e.g., femur, tibia), which allows ambulation within weeks rather than months. Intramedullary nails have a cloverleaf appearance on cross-section and are made of titanium, which has a lower rate of mechanical failure and improved biocompatibility.

Persistent knee pain (present in 3/4 of patients), arthritis (1/3), and atrophy of the quadriceps and calf muscles (1/4).
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Kuntscher nail

A large, strong, stainless steel nail with a clover-leaf cross-section, used to maintain alignment in fractures of the shaft of the thigh bone (FEMUR) or TIBIA. The nail is hammered into the hollow canal of the bone. (Gerhard Kuntscher, 1902–72, German surgeon)
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Gerhard, German surgeon, 1902-1972.
Küntscher cloverleaf nail
Küntscher driver
Küntscher femur guide pin
Küntscher intramedullary nail
Küntscher nail - an intramedullary nail used for internal fixation of a fracture.
Küntscher nail driver
Küntscher nail extender
Küntscher nail instrument
Küntscher nail set
Küntscher reamer
Küntscher rod
Küntscher shaft reamer
Küntscher traction apparatus
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[5] With this background we have done a retrospective descriptive study on 73 patients treated by open Kuntscher nailing at Agartala Government Medical College and GBP Hospital to whom we have operated between 2012 to 2014 to find out the efficacy of K-nail use in our institution against the other better and standard method and evaluate the outcome of open Kuntscher nail with regard to time to union, complication, return of patient to his work (Limb length and range of motion at the knee).
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.
The use of the Kuntscher nail was first described in the US in a March 12, 1945, Time Magazine article, entitled "Amazing Thighbone." This article discusses the skepticism displayed by American surgeons on discovering the metallic rods implanted in US servicemen by German doctors.
The canal was reamed, the nail length was measured with help of reamer passed through canal of both fragments and an appropriately sized Kuntscher nail was inserted retrograde through proximal fragment.
Kuntscher nail and Interlocking nail alternatively.
The average operating time was 60 + 10 minutes for Kuntscher nail and 110 +10 minutes for interlocking intramedullary nail.
A variety of nails have been used, including the Kampala or Huckstep nail, the Kuntscher nail, the Russell-Taylor IM nail, the AO femoral nail, the Derby IM nail, the Gross and Kempf nail, the fluted IM rod, the Variwall reconstruction nail, (61) and the Russell Taylor reconstruction nail.
Interlocking versus Kuntscher Nail in the Management of Femoral Shaft Fractures, Pakistan Journal of Surgery, Vol 23, Issue 4, 2007.
1992 Aug; 15(8):907-16.), intramedullary devices like kuntscher nail (Kuntscher G: the method of intramedullary fixation.
Interlocking nail versus Kuntscher nails in the management of femoral shaft fractures.
Specifically designed Kuntscher nails were made to meet the anterior convexity and the size of the medullary canal of the femora of goats.