Galeazzi fracture

Case contributed by Craig Hacking
Diagnosis certain


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Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

Off-ended transverse fracture of the mid-distal radial shaft which is shortened, volarly translated and angulated in the dorsal and radial directions. No ulnar fracture is appreciated. The distal radioulnar joint is widened and the ulna demonstrates significant ulnar positivity, indicating joint disruption. Fracture pattern is in keeping with a Galeazzi fracture/dislocation.

Case Discussion

Classic example of a Galeazzi fracture-dislocation.

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