Introduction Kiel Plant History 100 years ago, on December 5, 1904, when Ernst Pohl founded the company that was eventually to become Stryker Trauma GmbH, nobody could have imagined the extraordinary developments that would result from the collaboration between Dr. Ernst Pohl and Prof. Gerhard Küntscher. The Küntscher and Pohl team established the technical and clinical principles on which the closed technique of intramedullary nailing of long tubular bones is based. When this was first introduced in 1939, intramedullary nailing was regarded as a revolutionary method that challenged the proven and established procedures of the time. Prominent opinion leaders in trauma surgery were scathingly critical. From the beginning, however, support came from Prof. Fischer, the Director of Surgery at Kiel University Hospital, who was convinced “that Mr. Küntscher‘s procedures represent a great advancement” and history has proved him right. In the intervening years the technique of intramedullary nailing has been developed and refined many times over. Today it is the method of choice used by trauma and orthopaedic surgeons throughout the world for treating a wide range of long bone fractures. Whilst many other manufacturers have subsequently produced locking nails based on the principles established by Küntscher the birthplace of the technique is and remains Kiel, the place from which the Küntscher nail began its spread around the globe. From this place, many innovative, pioneering products have been introduced worldwide and many more will surely follow. Staff in front of the barracks in the Hospitalstraße 5−7, Kiel (1953) Main entrance Stryker Trauma GmbH (2009) 2 Stryker Osteosynthesis is steeped in this tradition of innovation. Within the Stryker Corporation, it focuses exclusively on the intramedullary treatment of fractures of long bones and develops, manufactures and distributes intramedullary locking nails and their associated instrumentation to the worldwide market. Stryker Osteosynthesis has created a new generation nailing system, bringing together all the capabilities and benefits of seperate nailing systems to create a single, integrated surgical resource for fixation of long bone-fractures. The T2 Intramedullary Nailing System is Stryker´s latest and most comprehensive development of the original intramedullary nailing principles presented by Prof. Gerhard Küntscher in 1940.
Features & Benefits Material Advantages All T2 implants are made of Type II anodized titanium alloy (Ti6AL4V) for enhanced biomechanical performance. Anodization: Ti 6Al 4V non anodized Fatigue Strength* Wear Rates* Screw Improvements T2 5mm versus GK 6.28mm (100%) Ti 6Al 4V Type III anodized 3 Ti 6Al 4V Type II anodized Improved Fatigue Strength* Lower Insertion Torque* Improved Thread/Head Design Due to the rounded geometry of the thread and the specialized manufacturing techniques used, the T2 5mm screws are stronger than the clinically successful 6.28mm and 4.6mm GK screws. 105% 50% Cosmetic Treatment Functional Treatment 100% 100% 115% 23,70 mg 3,29 mg 0,05 mg * test data available on request ** White Paper (B1000033) available on request For Other Implants For T2 Implants T2 5mm versus GK 6.28mm (100%) Shorter srew tip with 3 cutting flutes for: • Faster, easier “Start” • Better grip and less irritation • Low profile head design to minimize irritation • Optimized interference between screw and nail hole reduces torsional play significantly** Transition from the screw thread to the head is right angled in order to: • Prevent fracture during insertion • Increase feel on final tightening