Galeazzi fracture

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


Bad fall while playing sport.

Patient Data

Age: Young adult
Gender: Male

Fracture at the junction of the distal and middle 1/3rds of the radial diaphysis with distal radio-ulnar dislocation. Note that the radius is overlapped by 2-3 cm. 

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 10961
Published: 4th Oct 2010
Last edited: 8th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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