Dear members of the Gerhard Küntscher Society,
We are honored to invite you to Osteosynthese International 2018 Annual Meeting of the Gerard Küntscher Society, which will take place in Poznan, Poland from 6th to 8th of September 2018.
This year topic will deal with fracture care in the metaphysis. “Intramedullary nails near the joint line – new techniques and extending indications”, is the heading that summarizes a variety of most interesting sessions all around the distal parts of the extremity where nailing seems to find its limitations.
However, as early as 1944, a surgeon called Richard Maatz from Kiel wrote on a hospital ship in the Mediterranean: “As the surgeon´s experience increases, the range of indications will be widened”. This statement was published in the legendary book by Gerhard Küntscher “Technik der Marknagelung” in 1945. We are convinced that we were able to collect a rich scientific program with outstanding experts in the field of intramedullary (im) nailing of many different countries. They will demonstrate their expertise and we are curious in how much our experience more than 70 years later will help us to approach the metaphyseal region with im nailing.
Nailing of small bones in fracture and reconstructive cases will be an additional focus, especially in the foot, where nailing has not yet gathered much interest. One big benefit of im nails is their decent ability to prevent soft tissue damage in patients at risk like Charcot disease or limited soft tissue coverage.
One goal of the Küntscher Society is to unite the nailers around the world. Young surgeons are invited to learn im fixation techniques, how nails are able to both stabilize and reduce displaced fractures and how the preservation of soft tissue may allow an early recurrence of function. Many invited guest speakers have agreed to lead hand on workshops, disclose their tips and tricks and present their experiences in small bone fixations. Together with invited companies, we will show the latest implants and newest technical solutions of im nailing.
We are looking forward to welcoming both colleagues with years of professional experience and those, who have just started their professional careers. For these younger surgeons, we will provide special discount rates in cooperation with the Federation of Orthopaedic and Trauma Trainees in Europe FORTE
We invite you to Poznan, the birthplace of Polish Orthopaedic Society and a vibrant university city with rich history. Poznan is a thriving commercial and industrial center in Western Poland. We all wish you a most interesting scientific event and make sure that you will experience the Polish cordiality and hospitality.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Poznan,
Mirosław Falis MD-PhD
OI 2018 Congress President
Prof. Marek Synder
President of Polish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Prof. Georg Gradl
President Küntscher Society
INTRAMEDULLARY NAILS NEAR JOINTS
– INNOVATION AND EXTENDING INDICATIONS
Proximal and distal tibia fractures
Proximal and distal femur fractures
Proximal humerus fractures
President of The Gerhard Küntscher Society:
The official conference language is English. No simultaneoud translation is provided.
Thursday, 6th September
Main lecture hall
Friday, 7th September
Main lecture hall
Saturday, 8th September
Main lecture hall
IBB ANDERSIA HOTEL ****
pl. Andersa 3
|till 31st May
|till 30th August
|Gala Dinner with live music*||
HOW TO REGISTER
All participants must fill out the form below. An email confirming your registration will be sent to you once the process is complete. After completing the registration on-line you will receive email with information about payment method.
* Participation in the dinner is optional and is subject to an additional fee not included in the conference fee. Non-funded innovative companies associated in INFARMA.
Governor of the Wielkopolskie Voivodeship
Governor of the Ostrowski District
President of PTOiTr
Polish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (PTOiTr)
Federation of Orthopaedic and Trainees in Europe
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