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July 14, 1945

THE TREATMENT OF CERTAIN TYPES OF FRACTURES: WITH A V2A STEEL NAIL IN THE MEDULLARY CAVITY (THE KÜNTSCHER METHOD)

JAMA. 1945;128(11):792-794. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860280018005
Abstract

Böhler1 in his book predicted that "advances similar to the Sven Johansson treatment for fractures of the neck of the frmur would enable us in the future to treat certain types of fractures of other bones in the same way." His words came true when in 1940 Küntscher2 introduced his method. His experiments on animals had proved that fractures of the shaft of the long bones had healed very nicely by putting a V2A nail in the medullary cavity through a small opening in the epiphysial end. Since then he has treated many cases with excellent results and in 1944 Böhler published a third volume to his book giving the results in 500 cases.

As the nail finds its fixation in both the epiphysial ends without injuring the articular cartilages (in children great care should be taken to avoid the epiphysial disk) it will be understood that the

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