Practice of Intramedullary Locked Nails

Scientific Basis and Standard Techniques Recommended by “Association Internationale pour I’Ostéosynthèse Dynamique” (AIOD)

  • I. Kempf
  • K. S. Leung
  • A. Grosse
  • H. J. T. M. Haarman
  • H. Seidel
  • G. Taglang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. I. Kempf, H. Seidel
    Pages 1-4
  3. A. Speitling
    Pages 51-59
  4. G. Taglang
    Pages 67-71
  5. K. S. Leung, A. Grosse
    Pages 73-86
  6. K. S. Leung
    Pages 87-99
  7. H. Seidel
    Pages 113-126
  8. C. Lefèvre, D. Le Nen
    Pages 127-134
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 167-170

About this book


Medullary nailing is one of the oldest types of in a way that did not allow the surgeon to be car­ surgical fracture treatment. Splinting a fracture by ried away by enthusiasm. They impressed by re­ insertion of plugs made of ebony dates back to porting merits and pitfalls alike in a very realistic the ancient Egyptian culture. As for many other and convincing manner. types of fracture treatment, some outstanding but When we consider the past, we automatically lone pioneers performed what was in their hands confront the question, "What is next?" Where are an art based on intuition. But most of them re­ today's problems and what could the solutions be? mained lonely pioneers since they could teach The present book discusses the view that medul­ neither the basics nor the surgical art without a lary nailing is able to compensate for the distur­ deeper understanding of the underlying science. bance to blood circulation brought by the frac­ It took the tenacity of Kuntscher to establish ture, the surgical procedures, the instruments and medullary nailing as an accepted method of treat­ the implants. On the one hand, it is apparent that ment world-wide. It is a method that is attractive there is potential for biological improvements, because of its apparent simplicity and tolerance of specifical in terms of avoiding or reducing trau­ the procedures. Kuntscher's great achievements mata due to reaming.


Marknagel Osteosynthese Surgery biomechanics bone complication fixation fracture infection intramedullary nails lange Röhrenknochen osteosynthesis rehabilitation surgical techniques trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • I. Kempf
    • 1
  • K. S. Leung
    • 2
  • A. Grosse
    • 3
  • H. J. T. M. Haarman
    • 4
  • H. Seidel
    • 5
  • G. Taglang
    • 3
  1. 1.AIODStraßburgFrance
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, Hong Kong SARChina
  3. 3.Centre de Traumatologie et d’OrthopédieStraßbourgFrance
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryAcademisch ZiekenhuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Abteilung für UnfallchirurgieAllgemeines Krankenhaus WandsbeckHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62961-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56330-0
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