Küntscher nail

a metal rod that is inserted down the middle of the femur (thigh bone) to stabilize a transverse fracture of the shaft.
G. Küntscher (1902-72), German orthopaedic surgeon

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Nail — In medicine, there are two types of nails. One is just a plain old metal nail used to hold 2 or more pieces of bone together, for example, after a fracture. The other type of nail is the horny plate on the end of the finger or toe. Each nail… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Gerhard Küntscher — (born 1900 in Zwickau 1972) was a German surgeon who inaugurated the intramedullar nailing of bone fractures, a process that was first performed in 1939 at the University of Hamburg’s Department of Surgery. The German military initially… …   Wikipedia

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  • Gerhard Küntscher — Gerhard (Bruno Gustav) Küntscher (* 6. Dezember 1900 in Zwickau; † 17. Dezember 1972 in Glücksburg) war ein deutscher Chirurg, der die Marknagelung erfand. Mit Lorenz Böhler und den Belgiern Robert Danis und Albin Lambotte gehört er zu den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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