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95° condylar plate

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
001002036
Description
Ninety-five degree condylar plate, which consists of a single piece of flat, long rectangular bar with 12 round holes through the middle of the lower section; near the top, the bar bends slightly outwards, then at a curved 90° angle and straightens again; the top section of the bar has a straight l…
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Accession Number
001002036
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
MM= Orthopedic Fixation Devices -- bone plate
Description
Ninety-five degree condylar plate, which consists of a single piece of flat, long rectangular bar with 12 round holes through the middle of the lower section; near the top, the bar bends slightly outwards, then at a curved 90° angle and straightens again; the top section of the bar has a straight lip at the side edges; the outer edge is flat and squared; the inner edge of the top section is flat; the inner edge of the lower section is slightly concave; the lowest hole on the lower section is open on one side with a bevelled groove in the metal; there is a round hole above the topmost hole that does not go thrugh the metal.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital by Dr. Charles Sorbie
Maker
Synthes
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Used between 1960 and 1965
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One side edge has, "231.24 369" etched into the metal; the outer edge of the lower section has the Synthes logo (see accession sheet for sketch) stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-7
Dimension Notes
Length 21.2 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Sorbie; "Original Instruments and Implants of the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation," by Synthes, 1992, p. 2-52 (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
These blade plates were used for changing the shape of the upper end of the femur or for treating fractures of the lower end of the femur.
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130° angled blade plate

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
001002035
Description
Angled blade plate, which consists of a single piece of flat, long rectangular metal bar with six oval holes through the middle of the lower section; the bar bends at a curved 130° angle at the top and straightens again; the top section of the bar has a straight lip at the side edges; the outer edg…
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Accession Number
001002035
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
MM= Orthopedic Fixation Devices -- bone plate
Description
Angled blade plate, which consists of a single piece of flat, long rectangular metal bar with six oval holes through the middle of the lower section; the bar bends at a curved 130° angle at the top and straightens again; the top section of the bar has a straight lip at the side edges; the outer edge is flat and squared; the inner edge of the top section is flat; the inner edge of the lower section is slightly concave.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital by Dr. Charles Sorbie
Maker
Synthes
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Used between 1960 and 1965
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One side edge has, "238.60 690 // 130° 50" etched into the metal; the outer edge of the lower section has the Synthes logo (see accession sheet for sketch) stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-7
Dimension Notes
Length 14.4 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Sorbie; "Original Instruments and Implants of the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation," by Synthes, 1992, p. 2-55 (see attached photocopy); CD #3
Research Facts
These blade plates were used for changing the shape of the upper end of the femur or for treating fractures of the lower end of the femur.
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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
001002037
Description
Bone lag screw, which consists of a single piece of solid cylindrical metal with a 1.6 cm section of larger diameter threading at the tip and a larger diameter rounded end with a hexagonal socket in the centre.
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Accession Number
001002037
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
MM= Orthopedic Fixation Devices -- bone nail, pin, screw
Description
Bone lag screw, which consists of a single piece of solid cylindrical metal with a 1.6 cm section of larger diameter threading at the tip and a larger diameter rounded end with a hexagonal socket in the centre.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital by Dr. Charles Sorbie
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Used between 1960 and 1965
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-6
Dimension Notes
Length 9.4 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Sorbie; "Original Instruments and Implants of the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation," by Synthes, 1992, p. 2-4 (see attached photocopy); CD #3
Research Facts
A lag screw is used to pull bones together.
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cortex bone screw

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Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
001002038
Description
Cortex bone screw, which consists of a single piece of solid cylindrical metal with threading along the entire length and a rounded tip; the tip of the screw has a larger diameter rounded end with a hexagonal socket in its centre.
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Accession Number
001002038
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
MM= Orthopedic Fixation Devices -- bone nail, pin, screw
Description
Cortex bone screw, which consists of a single piece of solid cylindrical metal with threading along the entire length and a rounded tip; the tip of the screw has a larger diameter rounded end with a hexagonal socket in its centre.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital by Dr. Charles Sorbie
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-6
Dimension Notes
Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Sorbie; "Original Instruments and Implants of the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation," by Synthes, 1992, p. 2-4 (see attached photocopy); CD #1
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femoral guide pin

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034036
Description
Long, straight, solid, rounded bar-like instrument, trocar-pointed very sharp tip with three flat sides narrowing to a very sharp point; attached to the bar 3.8 cm from the proximal end is a flat, triangular flange with a 1.2 cm circle cut out.
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Accession Number
997034036
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
MM= Orthopedic Fixation Devices -- bone nail, pin, screw
Description
Long, straight, solid, rounded bar-like instrument, trocar-pointed very sharp tip with three flat sides narrowing to a very sharp point; attached to the bar 3.8 cm from the proximal end is a flat, triangular flange with a 1.2 cm circle cut out.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on flange: "2 [enclosed in a circle] 405-6"; right side has "500259"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-10
Dimension Notes
Length 66.0 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal shows a few scratches
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"De Puy Catalogue," 1993, p. 22 (identical to item shown) (please see photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used for guiding a femoral fixation nail through the fracture site when reducing a fractured femur; flange acts as a stop point; a bar is slid through the hole to extract the guide pin from the femur when the femoral nail is in the correct position.
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Grosse & Kempf femoral locking nail

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Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
001002041
Description
Grosse & Kempf femoral locking nail, which consists of a single piece of hollow cylindrical metal that flares out slightly at the top and tapers in at the bottom; the top is open with threading on the inner edge; there are two round holes going through opposite sides on a diagonal, 2.7 cm from the …
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Accession Number
001002041
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
MM= Orthopedic Fixation Devices -- bone nail, pin, screw
Description
Grosse & Kempf femoral locking nail, which consists of a single piece of hollow cylindrical metal that flares out slightly at the top and tapers in at the bottom; the top is open with threading on the inner edge; there are two round holes going through opposite sides on a diagonal, 2.7 cm from the top; the outer sides of the nail have three evenly spaced grooves running most of the length of the nail; the bottom has a small, round hole at the tip; there are four round holes going through opposite sides in two straight paths, starting 1.8 cm from the tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital by Dr. Charles Sorbie
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The outer edge of the nail has, "11 - 380L H [the "H" enclosed in a circle] 0504830" etched into on side.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-10
Dimension Notes
Length 38.1 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Sorbie; "Annual Product Catalogue" by Howmedica International, 1992, p. 98 (see attached photocopy); CD #3
Research Facts
This type of nail was an advance on the Kuntscher medullary nail, because physicians were able to install them in in a more clever fashion; this type of nail has holes for cross screws, which allowed them to lock the bone and prevent twisting of the nail while the bone was healing.
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034041
Description
A very long, solid rod with a blunt tip at the distal end and rectangular-shaped flat notched grooves 0.5 cm from the proximal end.
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Accession Number
997034041
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Description
A very long, solid rod with a blunt tip at the distal end and rectangular-shaped flat notched grooves 0.5 cm from the proximal end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
Synthes
Site Made (Country)
Austria
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into rod near end is a manufacturer's logo inside a circle and "355.06"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-10
Dimension Notes
Length 95.5 cm x Width 0.3 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
New
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Synthes Catalogue: "Original Instruments and Implants of the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation--AO/ASIF," p. 8/92, item 355.06 (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
This was a guide rod for use with universal femoral nails.
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intramedullary nail driver extractor

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Dates
1968
1978
circa 1968-1978
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034574 a-c
Description
Intramedullary nail driver extractor consists of a solid metal rectangular handle (a) with a solid circular rod with screw opening at the distal end; a detachable solid octangular handle (b) has a circular opening to fit over the rod with a locking screw on top; a detachable extraction hook (c) scr…
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Accession Number
997034574 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
MM= Orthopedic Fixation Devices -- bone nail, pin, screw
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- extractor
Description
Intramedullary nail driver extractor consists of a solid metal rectangular handle (a) with a solid circular rod with screw opening at the distal end; a detachable solid octangular handle (b) has a circular opening to fit over the rod with a locking screw on top; a detachable extraction hook (c) screws into end of rod.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - extractor - Size: Length 31.8 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
b - driver - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
c - hook - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Site Made (City)
Warsaw
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1968
1978
circa 1968-1978
Date Remarks
Engraved on instrument: '69.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) "HANSEN - STREET EXTRACTOR ORTHO '69" engraved on instrument; (b) "Z [inside a circle] 605" stamped into the metal; (c) "H 3224-3-020 2.00 Q" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-10
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion; shows wear along edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Zimmer Catalogue," Zimmer Distribution Center, 1997, p. 246 ([a,b] item #00-0605-000-00; [c] item #00-0607-000-00); CD #2; CD #7.
Research Facts
Used to insert and/or remove a fixation rod in the femur.
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Kuntscher clover leaf medullary nail

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
001002033
Description
Kuntscher clover leaf medullary nail, which consists of a single piece of vitallium formed into a long, straight, hollow cylindrical piece with an open base that forms a "C" at both ends; the outer edges of the nail are rounded and the ends are bevelled; on the top, there is a small, rectangular op…
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Accession Number
001002033
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
MM= Orthopedic Fixation Devices -- bone nail, pin, screw
Description
Kuntscher clover leaf medullary nail, which consists of a single piece of vitallium formed into a long, straight, hollow cylindrical piece with an open base that forms a "C" at both ends; the outer edges of the nail are rounded and the ends are bevelled; on the top, there is a small, rectangular opening just before one end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital by Dr. Charles Sorbie
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Vitallium used for implants from 1950 onwards.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One side of the nail has, "10 X 46 // VITALLIUM" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-10
Dimension Notes
Length 46.2 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and a few deep scratches; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Sorbie; "Surgical Instruments & Hospital Equipment," 23rd Edition, by Downs Surgical PLC, c. 1982, p. G45 (see attached photocopy); CD #3
Research Facts
The medullary nail is used for stabilizing fractured femurs; Gerhart Kuntscher developed them in 1938 from stainless steel and vitallium; this advanced the treatment of long bone (femur and tibia) fractures and was a breakthrough development in 1939 -- just before WW II; allied pilots who were shot down in Europe and broke their femurs were treated with this type of rod; some escaped and brought the technology back; German pilots were often back flying in six weeks with this type of treatment for femoral fractures; the slot at the one end was used to knock in and pull out the nail.
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Kuntscher clover leaf medullary nail

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
001002034
Description
Kuntscher clover leaf medullary nail, which consists of a single piece of vitallium formed into a long, straight, hollow cylindrical piece with an open base that forms a "C" at both ends; the outer edges of the nail are rounded and the ends are bevelled; on the top, there are two small, rectangular…
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Accession Number
001002034
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
MM= Orthopedic Fixation Devices -- bone nail, pin, screw
Description
Kuntscher clover leaf medullary nail, which consists of a single piece of vitallium formed into a long, straight, hollow cylindrical piece with an open base that forms a "C" at both ends; the outer edges of the nail are rounded and the ends are bevelled; on the top, there are two small, rectangular openings, one just before each end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital by Dr. Charles Sorbie
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Vitallium used for implants from 1950 onwards.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One side of the nail has, "10 MM X 40 CM V[the "V" inside a shield shape]" etched into the metal; another side of the nail has "VITALLIUM" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-10
Dimension Notes
Length 40.3 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and a few deep scratches; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Sorbie; "Surgical Instruments & Hospital Equipment," 23rd Edition, by Downs Surgical PLC, c. 1982, p. G45 (see attached photocopy); CD #3
Research Facts
The medullary nail is used for stabilizing fractured femurs; Gerhart Kuntscher developed them in 1938 from stainless steel and vitallium; this advanced the treatment of long bone (femur and tibia) fractures and was a breakthrough development in 1939 -- just before WW II; allied pilots who were shot down in Europe and broke their femurs were treated with this type of rod; some escaped and brought the technology back; German pilots were often back flying in six weeks with this type of treatment for femoral fractures; the slots at either end were used to knock in and pull out the nail.
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