Galeazzi fracture

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


Bad fall while playing sport.

Patient Data

Age: Young adult
Gender: Male

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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Case information

rID: 10961
Published: 4th Oct 2010
Last edited: 8th Aug 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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