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Alfred Schanz

Born  1868
Died  1931

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German orthopaedist, born November 22, 1868, Ölsnitz in V.; died November 17, 1931.

Biography of Alfred Schanz

After receiving his doctorate in 1892, Alfred Schanz went to Berlin for further education under Friedrich Fehleisen (born 1854), then to Albert Hoffa (1859-1907) in Würzburg, subsequently settling as an orthopaedist. Schans introduced the term functional insufficiency.


  • Über die Bedeutung von Massage und Heilgymnastik in der Skoliosetherapie.
    [Volkmann’s] Sammlung klinischer Vorträge, Leipzig, 1901.
  • Die statischen Belastungsdeformitäten der Wirbelsäule.
    Stuttgart, 1905.
  • Deformitäten im Bereiche des Kniegelenks.
    In: Handbuch der orthopädischen Chirurgie, volume 2, Jena, 1907.
  • Handbuch der orthopädischen Technik.
    Jena, 1907. 2nd volume, 1923.
  • Kranke Füsse, gesunde Stiefel. Stuttgart, 1916.
  • Lehre von den statischen Insuffizienserkrankungen, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Insufficientia vertebrae.
    Stuttgart, 1916.
  • Praktische Orthopädie. Berlin, 1918.

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