Galeazzi fracture

Case contributed by Alexandra Stanislavsky
Diagnosis certain


Bad fall while playing sport.

Patient Data

Age: Young adult
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Open transverse fracture at the junction of the distal and middle third of the radial diaphysis with volar dislocation of the distal radio-ulnar joint. Note that the radius is overriding by 2-3 cm.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates typical, albeit marked, features of the eponymous Galeazzi fracture-dislocation.

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