Annual Meeting of the Gerhard Küntscher Society, which will be held in Munich, Germany from 13–15 September 2017. Gerhard Küntscher´s interest in and his first publication on “The Distribution of Forces in the Bone” in 1935 resulted in a patent by his congenial friend and technician Ernst Pohl for an “Internal Splint for Long Bones” in 1939. The reactions on the presentation of Küntscher´s first 39 cases on the 68th meeting of the German Society of Surgery 1940 where more than controversial. Despite this, the intramedullary rod became an inevitable tool in orthopaedic trauma surgery.
But nailing of long bones is just one of several solutions to fix bone. “Osteosynthesis International” is open for all other kinds of implants, treatments and other musculoskeletal knowledge. The topics for Osteosynthesis International 2017 will be pseudarthrosis and bone defects, pre-operative decision-making, standards and perspectives in intramedullary nailing and free topics. Especially in clinical decision-making, we hope to promote interesting discussions on competing implants and planning of interventions.
Several hands-on workshops will be organised. Among these, the 3D-Surgery group will offer workshops on analysis and planning of deformity corrections and hands-on labs for nailing, plating and applications of hexapod external fixation. The meeting will be held in the centre of Munich on the ancient campus of the University of Munich, which dates back more than 200 years. Besides the various brilliant attractions of Munich, we will organize extraordinary social activities. You will have the chance to join the biggest festival of the world – the Octoberfest. The campus is in short walking distance from the Octoberfest, which will start the morning after the congress with the impressive “Parade of Tent Patrons” through the streets of Munich.
We want to challenge our colleagues from all over the world, young and old, to join the meeting and present their research. Discuss with and learn from each other and last but not least enjoy the typical hearth warming Bavarian hospitality.