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2020 Jul 24




Galeazzi Fracture Dislocations: An Illustrated Review.


Alajmi T
Cureus. 2020 Jul 24; 12(7):e9367.
PMID: 32850236.


Galeazzi fracture dislocations are a fracture of the distal one third of the radius shaft with a concomitant dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ). These injuries usually occur by axial loading on an outstretched arm with pronation or supination of the wrist which determines the angulation of the fracture. Surgical treatment has been historically by the anterior (volar) approach to the forearm with plate fixation with or without pinning of the distal radioulnar joint. Failed or inadequate treatment may lead to complications including chronic pain, malunion or instability of the DRUJ that may warrant salvage procedures.