Galeazzi fracture dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski
X-ray

There is dorsal dislocation of the distal ulna with a fracture through the distal 3rd of the radial diaphysis. The radial fracture demonstrates ventral angulation of the distal fracture fragment, with approximately 3cm of proximal overlap dorsally and a 25% shaft width of lateral offset. 

Case Discussion

This case represents a typical galeazzi fracture-dislocation

This case is courtesy of the LAC+USC radiology department

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Case information

rID: 24954
Case created: 24th Sep 2013
Last edited: 7th Sep 2015
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