Final credits

Dear Members of the Gerhard Küntscher Society

Dear  Friends of the Gerhard Küntscher Society

On behalf of Organization and Scientific Committees of Osteosynthese International 2018, which took part in Poznan from 06th to 08th September 2018, we would like to express our warm thanks to all participants for your active involvement and for creating scientific and exceptionally friendly meeting atmosphere.

In total 189 participants from 17 countries and 4 continents contributed to the Congress.
9 sessions took place during three days debate which resulted in 71 presentations. 18 electronic posters were presented. All tasks featured high scientific and practical standards. A competition for best oral presentation and poster was carried out. Russian presentation won “The locking nail technique for osteosynthesis of the pubic fractures in polytrauma patients“ by N. N. Zadneprovskiy, P. A. Ivanov, V. O. Kalenskiy, A. V. Nevedrov. The best poster award was given to “Physical exercise in a model of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – effects on local osteopenia” – by P. K. E. Herlyn, A. C. Kregehr, T. Mittlmeier, A. Herlyn, S. Bruhn, B. Vollmar. Let us please congratulate once again the winning authors.

A wide range of workshops saw a great deal of interests as well. They were carried out by renowned specialists in the given areas. We are convinced, that they added to a list of solutions which we will be able to offer to our patients.

We would also like to thank the companies that were invited to the Congress for their support of the Küntscher Society

Finally, social and friendly meetings completed the busy schedule of debate. They were a great occasion to carry on discussions and make new friends.

We are looking forward to seeing you at next year’s Osteosynthese International 2019 in Romania in Sibiu on 12 to 14th September.

Here is the link to Poznan Congress gallery:

Mirosław Falis MD-PhD
OI 2018 Congress President

Prof. Georg Gradl
President Küntscher Society

Hosting society

Congress president:
Miroslaw Falis

President of The Gerhard Küntscher Society:
Georg Gradl


The official conference language is English. No simultaneoud translation is provided.

  • Thursday, 6th September

    Main lecture hall


    Registration, exposition visiting


    Gerhard Küntshchercer Society Board Meeting


    Session I

    Proximal and distal tibia fracture

    R. Zura (US), Y. Won (KR), J. Czubak (PL), S. Pomianowski (PL)

    • Role of appositional screw fixation in minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis
      for distal tibial fracture – Y. Won (KR)
    • Intramedullary fixation of distal tibial fractures as a suitable method of treatment
      – D. Todorov, D. Enchev, M. Rashkov, A. Stefanov (BG)
    • Treatment of tibial C3 pilon fractures by nailing with the distal locking of the second
      level – U. Dziatsel (BY)
    • Intramedullary nailing for distal tibia extra-articular fractures – our own experience
      – W. Ambroży, K. Korzycki, P. Ślęczka (PL)
    • Necessity for fibular fixation associated with extraarticular distal tibia fractures
      treated with intramedullary nailing – E. Ocalan, K. Erol, K. Aktuglu (TR)
    • Practical evaluation of transmedullary support screws (TMS) and fibular management in distal tibial fracture nailing based on a new biomechanical Goldzak classification – M. Bęcki, R. Śmiłowicz, M. Falis, T. Szymczak (PL)
    • Management of segmental tibia fractures with intramedullary nailing and results of alignment – E. Ocalan, K. Erol, K. Aktuglu (TR)
    • Precise derotation osteotomy of tibia for torsional profile correction – V. Anosov, A. Beletski (BY)
    • Proximal femoral nail for treatment of intertrochanteric femoral fractures in patient over 90 years – H. I. Balc, S. Bayeram, F. B. Anarat
    • Conversion from external fixator to intramedullary nail in damage control orthopedics and infected nonunions – A. Warzocha (PL)
    • Nonunions – what we know and can we predict them? – R. Zura (US)
    • Discussion

    Coffee break


    Session II


    P. H. Thaller (DE), L. Eralp (TR), G. Wozasek (AT), M. Synder (PL)

    • Deformity correct using IMN – P. H. Thaller (DE)
    • Innovative limb lengthening in shortened tibial osteomyelitis – G. Wozasek (AT)
    • Combination of external fixators and intramedullary nails for lengthening and deformity correction and bone transfer – L. Eralp (TR)
    • Smart corrections in post-traumatic deformities in lower extremities – A. C. Tekin (TR)
    • Fitbone motorised nail for femoral lengthening – preliminary report – P. Koczewski, M. Jóźwiak (PL) (7 min.)
    • Fractures under tenssion stabilisation with the XS Locked nail – W. Friedl (DE)
    • The Douglas Box: an alternative to the starr frame for complex pelvic reductions – L. Douglas (US)
    • The locking nail technique for osteosynthesis of the pubic fractures in polytrauma patients – N. N. Zadneprovskiy, P. A. Ivanov, V. O. Kalenskiy, A. V. Nevedrov (RU)
    • Rational and step by step technique of supra patellar nailing for proximal tibial fractures – R. Varma (UK) (10 min.)
    • Discussion

    Coffee break


    Session III

    Proximal humeral fracture

    J. Verbruggen (NL), G. Gradl (DE), A. Baltov (BG), L. Romanowski (PL)

    • How to do a proper humeral nailing – J. Verbruggen (NL)
    • Proximal humerus fracture nailing, posterior approach – technique description and preliminary results – M. Kiciński (PL)
    • Shoulder function after displaced proximal humeral fractures – comparison nonoperative and operative treatment using Targon Ph intramedullary nail – M. Falis, R. Śmiłowicz, A. Bargiel (PL)
    • Shoulder hemi-arthroplasty for proximal humerus fractures – high complication rate in low-demand patients – M. Hadzhinikolova, A. Baltov, D. Enchev, M. Rashkov (BG)
    • Intramedullary fibula autograft for pseudoarthrosis of humerus – our own experience – W. Ambroży, J. Rycombel, W. Satora, P. Ślęczka (PL)
    • Proximal humerus fracture intramedullary nail or plate osteosynthesis? – T. Sorysz (PL)
    • Discussion

    Opening Ceremony and inviting lecture

    Standards and innovations of IM nailing – G. Gradl (DE)
    President of the Gerhard Kuntscher Society
    Special guest: Hans Werner Stedtfeld (DE)

  • Friday, 7th September

    Main lecture hall


    Session IV

    Proximal and distal femur fracture

    R. Biber (DE), D. C. Grecu (RO), R. Varma (UK), K. Słowiński (PL)

    • Proximal femur fractures – R. Biber (DE)
    • Proximal femur fractures – avoiding cut out and loss of offset – W. Friedl (DE)
    • Treatment of oblique, transverse and collapsed through greater trochanteric fractures with use of an intramedullary Targon PF nail – in my hands tips and trips – K. Pyszel, M. Falis (PL)
    • Complications in trochanteric hip fractures – V. Spasov (BG)
    • Nail arthrodesis in severe knee injuries – G. Wozasek (AT)
    • Our experience with retrograde nailing for extra articular distal femur fractures – A. F. Grecu, D. C. Călin, D. N. Tarnița, W. Sha’ban, D. C. Grecu (RO)
    • Case report: Reconstruction of distal femur bone defect using Masquelettechnique – L. Pohl, F. Hoffmann (DE)
    • Rationale and step by step technique of antegrade nailing for combined fractures of neck & shaft femur – R. Varma (UK)
    • Discussion

    Coffee break


    Session V - Calcaneal fracture - part I

    Mario Goldzak in memoriam

    P. Simon (FR), A. Herlyn (DE), J. L. Hernandez (FR), T. Sorysz (PL)

    • Mini invasive treatment for intra-articular calcaneal fractures: the versatile locking calcanail – P. Simon (FR)
    • Results and observations in operative treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures with use of Calcanail® – D. Lisowski, M. Mroczkowski, T. Sorysz (PL)
    • Clinical results of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures treatment by intramedullary nail Calcanail – K. Pyszel, M. Falis, A. Bargiel (PL)
    • 3D CT analysis of calcaneal fractures after intramedullary nail procedure – J. L. Hernandez (FR)
    • 3D prints improve the inter-observer agreement of the Sanders classification
      of calcaneal fractures – D. Misselyn (BE)
    • Our results with percutaneous treatment of AO/OTA 82B/C calcaneus fractures – M. Kafelov, K. Tanovski, P. Hitov, B. Tasev, A. Baltov, M. Rashkov, D. Enchev, L. Zahariev, B. Shabani (BG)
    • Screw placement for percutaneous fixation of the calcaneus – D. Seligson, S. Gracey (US)
    • Discussion

    Session VI - Calcaneal fracture - part II

    Mario Goldzak in memoriam

    K. Anderson (US), M. Tarczyńska (PL), R. Haase (DE), R. Zura (US)

    • Treatment of Calcaneal fractures with Calcaneal nail – C-nail – M. Pompach (CZ)
    • Subtalar arthrodesis using Calcanail implant – A. Warzocha (PL)
    • Subtalar joint arthrodesis using intramedullary calcanail in displaced intraarticular calcanail fracture (DIACF) – evaluation of the new treatment method – M. Falis, K. Pyszel, A. Bargiel (PL)
    • Assessment of functional results and quality of life in patients after subtalar arthrodesis with Calcanail intramedullary nail – A. Bargiel, M. Falis, K. Pyszel (PL)
    • Early experience and technical pearls with CALCAnail intramedullary nailing of calcaneus fractures – K. Anderson (US) (10 min.)
    • Discussion

    Meet the expert

    Noninvasive treatment of fractures with ultrasound of low intensity (LIPUS).
    Application in orthopedy everyday practice
    P. Ogrodowicz (PL)



    Main lecture hall


    Workshop I

    Fractura colli femoris – osteosynthesis using Targon FN How I do it

    R. Biber (DE)

    Workshop room 1


    Workshop II

    Osteosynthesis of calcaneus fractures with the elements of subtalar arthrodesis by using Calcanail

    P. Simon (FR), T. Mittlmeier (DE), K. Anderson (US), J. L. Hernandez (FR), K. Pyszel (PL), M. Falis (PL)


    Workshop III

    Osteosynthesis of calcaneus fractures with the elements of subtalar arthrodesis by using Calcanail

    P. Simon (FR), T. Mittlmeier (DE), K. Anderson (US), J. L. Hernandez (FR), K. Pyszel (PL), M. Falis (PL)

    Workshop room 2


    Workshop IV

    C-nail – intramedullary calcaneal fracture nail

    M. Pompach (CZ)



    Poster session

    Ł. Kołodziej (PL), G. Gradl (DE), G. Wozasek (AT)


    1. Timing of fixation for distal radius fractures – S. Klatman (US)
    2. Return of motion after removal of hindfoot intramedullary implant – R. Usmani, D. Seligson, J. Toole (US)
    3. The small cut: minimizing anterior knee pain following intramedullary fixation of tibial shaft fractures – J. Faridi, D. Seligson (US)
    4. Changes in ankle after fibula bone injuries. Natural modelling – A. Kalashnikov, M. Shydlovskyi, I. Litun (UA)
    5. Application blocked intramedullary nailing in patients with segmental tibial fractures – A. Sialitski, O. Kezlya (BY)
    6. Analys of using intramedullary fixation for fractures of long bones in children – L. Sychevskii, A. Chilimtsev, O. Khotim (RU)
    7. Tibia fractures and NSAIDs. Does it make a difference? A multicenter retrospective study – L. Fader (US)
    8. Results of minimal invasive correction of intra-articular calcaneal fractures – A. Brytsko, V. Anosov (BY)
    9. Extended anterior approach with greater trochanter sparing for proximal femur resection and hip reconstruction: description of the approach – R. Zamora, T. Schlierf, J. Nyland (US)
    10. Amputated limb by cerclage wire of femoral diaphyseal fracture – Y. Won, S. Kim, G. S. Lee, B. H. Oh, Y. J. Park (KR)
    11. Targon F intramedullary nail as the internal fixator of the knee spacer after complicated periprosthetic fracture – case report – K. Pyszel, M. Bęcki, M. Falis (PL)
    12. Calcaneal nail and its risks – M. Tarczyńska, K. Gawęda, M. Szubstarski (PL)
    13. Acute compartment syndrome after intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fracture. Three case reports – J. Nyckowski (PL)
    14. Ultrasound investigation of deltoid ligament integrity in supination-external rotation ankle fractures – A. Konstantinidis, M. Savvidis, B. Vraggalas, M. Karanassos, G. Gkouvas (GR)
    15. Physical exercise in a model of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – effects on local osteopenia – P. K. E. Herlyn, A. C. Kregehr, T. Mittlmeier, A. Herlyn, S. Bruhn, B. Vollmar (DE)
    16. Gait analysis and clinical outcome in patients after pilon fracture surgery – S. van Hoeve, M. Houben, B. S. Leenstra, P. Willems, K. Meijer, M. Poeze (NL)
    17. Comminuted calcaneal fracture with avulsion of Achilles insertion treated with the use of intramedullary nailing in the modified original method – A. Kaźmierczyk, J. Poszepczyński, M. Domżalski (PL)
    18. Treatment of tibia fractures using the intramedullary nail inserted through the suprapatellar approach – own experience – A. Kaźmierczyk, J. Poszepczyński, Ł. Haze, M. Domżalski (PL)

    Main lecture hall


    Session VII

    Problems around the foot and ankle joint

    T. Mittlmeier (DE), D. Seligson (US), Ł. Kołodziej (PL), V. Anosov (BY)

    • Innovative method for hindfoot arthrodesis with a locking nail – T. Mittlmeier (DE)
    • Locked nail osteosynthesis in fractures around the ankle (ankle, pilon and distal lower leg) – W. Friedl (DE)
    • Challenges and complications in management of fractures to the foot and ankle secondary to gunshot – R. Fox, R. Zura, S. Klatman (US)
    • Open calcaneal fracture, accompanying problems – cases analysis – M. Falis, K. Pyszel, Bargiel A. (PL)
    • Intramedullary stabilization in treatment of the pilon fracture sequel – Ł. Kołodziej (PL)
    • Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis using a straight intramedullary nail: follow-up of 5 years – J. L. Hernandez (FR)
    • Calcaneal malunions – the outcomes of the treatment – P. Kołodziejski, K. Brylka (PL)
    • Hindfoot nailing for deformity – five cases – D. Seligson, J. Faridi (US)
    • Discussion

    General Assembly

  • Saturday, 8th September

    Main lecture hall

    09.00- 10.40

    Session VIII

    Not only for young surgeons session – FORTE, OSTO

    D. Seligson (US), R. Varma (UK), E. Ocalan (TR), S. Czech (PL)

    • Tips and tricks for femur nailing – D. Seligson (US)
    • Rational and step by step technique of antegrade nailing of distal femoral fractures including displaced intra-articular extensions – R. Varma (UK)
    • Nailing the tibia – R. Haase (DE)
    • Intramedullary nailing of proximal tibia fractures – M. Savvidis (GR)
    • Blocking screws for reduction and stability – P. H. Thaller (DE)
    • Rationale and step by step technique for tibial nailing for fracture of distal tibia including tibial plafond fractures – R. Varma (UK)
    • Discussion

    Coffee break

    11.10- 12.40

    Session IX

    Free topics and cases presentations

    G. Gradl (DE), V. Anosov (BY), M. Savvidis (GR), K. Pyszel (PL)

    • Henry Jacob Bigelow – a reminiscence – D. Seligson, C. Dunlap (US)
    • Gradual lengthening of the ulna by distraction osteogenesis in children with Multiple Hereditary Exostoses. Results and comparison circular and unilateral fixators – E. Ocalan, K. Erol, C. Alekberov, K. Aktuglu (TR)
    • Comparative results of radiological outcomes after triple pelvic osteotomy and conservative treatment in severe cases of Perthes disease – A. B. Dzemiantsou, A. V. Beletski, V. S. Anosov (BY)
    • Temporary corrective lateral arthrorisis of subtalar joint in children with flat-foot and torsional malalignment – V. Anosov, A. Beletski (BY)
    • Opiates, suboxone and pregnancy – D. Easley (US)
    • Impact of opioids on fracture non-union – R. Zura, T. Buchheit, Z. Wang (US)
    • Osseointegration of orthopaedic implants, the role of natural anti-oxidants – M. Savvidis (GR)
    • Elasticity modulus of an implant and its effect on bone fractures treatment – A. Kalashnikov (UA)
    • Virtualanalysis of current intramedullary proximal tibia nails and comparison with the new PolyAXNail proximal titia (PT) – J. Wild, U. Schreiber, G. Gradl (DE)
    • Preoperative skin antisepsis using chlorhexidine may reduce surgical wound infections in lower limb trauma surgery when compared to povidone iodine – a prospective randomized trial – B. Ritter, P. K. E. Herlyn, T. Mittlmeier, A. Herlyn (DE)
    • Discussion
    12.40- 12.50

    Closing Ceremony


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Piotr Czarnecki
Mirosław Falis
Stanisław Pomianowski
Leszek Romanowski
Marek Synder


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Marcin Bęcki
Szymon Czech
Mirosław Falis
Maciej Kaźmierczak
Adrian Mikołajczyk
Karol Palczewski
Krystian Pyszel
Tomasz Szymczak
Piotr Zagórski

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Social Events
Thursday, 6th September – 18.30 Coctail
Coctail for paticipants will be held on 6th September at 18:30 at IBB Andersia Hotel in front of lecture hall.
Friday, 7th September – 19.30 Gala Dinner with live music*
Gala Dinner with live music will be held on 7th September at 19:30 at Piano Bar  (ul. Półwiejska 42).
Big Band of the Ostrowski District
The band performs a variety of repertoire, based on swing pieces, performed by big American bands operating in the 1930s. The repertoire includes Count Basie’s, Duke Ellington’s and Glenn Miller’s standards as well as Latin American and fusion music genres.
The Big Band of the Ostrowski District has made many concerts, both at home and abroad.

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