The Galeazzi fracture is a fracture of the distal third of the radius with dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint. It classically involves an isolated fracture of the. However, there is an anatomic pathological variant of Galeazzi lesion. It is a fracture of the shaft of the radius, which associates diaphyseal. Unstable Fracture-Dislocations of the ForearmThe Monteggia and Galeazzi Lesions. Frederick W. Reckling, MD; Larry D. Cordell, MD. Arch Surg.

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Galeazzi Fractures

Orthopedic pitfalls in the ED: Proper reduction of the radius with subsequent reduction of the ulna in the DRUJ and cast immobilization provide good to excellent outcomes even if the Galeazzi lesion is primarily underdiagnosed. Galeazzi fracture resulting from lsion shock. As part of this study, these radiographs were oesion to identify all children with Galeazzi lesions and were viewed by three of the authors RE, GS, JS who were blinded to the results.

Representing a special case of forearm fractures, it is classified as a fracture of the radius at any level associated gapeazzi disruption of the distal radioulnar joint DRUJ and resulting luxation of the ulna [ 19 ]. Basilar skull fracture Blowout fracture Mandibular fracture Nasal fracture Le Fort fracture of skull Zygomaticomaxillary complex fracture Zygoma fracture.

In contrast, the final results of conservative treatment are generally good in children [ 19 ]. Scaphoid Rolando Bennett’s Boxer’s Busch’s. Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. The result using the Gartland-Werley score was excellent in 23 cases and good in three cases. Additionally, the initial medical reports were reviewed to determine whether the nature of the injury was recognized at first attendance. However, proper reduction of the radius with concomitant reduction of the distal radioulnar joint and cast immobilization provides good to excellent outcome even if the Galeazzi lesion is primarily not recognized.


The Galeazzi fracture is named after Ricardo Galeazzi —an Italian surgeon at the Instituto de Rachitici in Milan, who described the fracture in Retrieved 6 November Unstable fracture-dislocations of the forearm Monteggia and Galeazzi lesions. Additionally, there is lack of information regarding how the initial misdiagnosis of a Galeazzi lesion influences treatment and outcome in the pediatric population. Casting after fracture reduction was possible in 22 patients.

The gold standard of conservative treatment in children is above-elbow casting in supination [ 15 ]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. HPI – Patient sustained galeazzi fracture right radius lesoon back. Trimalleolar fracture Bimalleolar fracture Pott’s fracture. Because of this observation, we do not recommend conducting a thorough examination of the distal radioulnar joint before reduction of the forearm [ 5 ]. They are seen most often in males. This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat Bumper fracture Segond fracture Gosselin fracture Toddler’s fracture Pilon fracture Plafond fracture Tillaux fracture.

Combined fractures of the forearm: This injury is confirmed on radiographic evaluation. The considerably higher rate of Galeazzi fractures in our series may be attributed to the selection bias we included only patients with significant displacement and inpatient treatment.

Reduction was performed with the patients under general anesthesia in all cases. Unfortunately, our patients could not describe the exact mechanism of injury. Other limitations of our study galsazzi the retrospective design and the relatively small number of patients.

Fractures in children are different from adult-type fractures. We propose the different directions of displacement are caused by different mechanisms of injuries; a posterior displacement of the ulna is caused by a longitudinal force on the arm in supination, whereas anterior displacement is more likely if the hand is in a pronated position.


[Galeazzi lesion in children and adults: the undiagnosed lesion].

Views Read Edit View history. Three months back he was again operated for nonunion. However, long-term instability of the DRUJ was not observed, thereby justifying our treatment approach.

Half of the fractures in our series were underdiagnosed and immobilized in a below-elbow cast with an excellent outcome in all cases. Ann Acad Med Singapore. However, researchers have been unable to reproduce the mechanism of injury in a laboratory setting. With the children under general anesthesia, closed reduction was performed and plaster casts were applied for immobilization of the fractures.

Nonsurgical treatment results in persistent or recurrent dislocations of the distal ulna. Minimally displaced fractures were reduced using conscious sedation at the outpatient department and the patients were excluded from the study.

Anterior interosseous nerve AIN palsy may also be present, but it is easily missed because there is no sensory component to this finding. Voigt and Lill and Mikic assumed disruption of the distal triangular fibrocartilage complex leads to persistent instability of the DRUJ because muscle forces may not be controlled by cast immobilization only [ 1018 ].

The patient required transfer of the tendon of the extensor indicis muscle. Lesoin structure is most likely impeding the reduction? Sign in to customize your interests Sign in to your personal account.

One hundred ninety-eight patients with displaced fractures ,esion the radius alone or both bones of the forearm were reviewed. L8 – 10 years in practice.

Bhan S, Rath S. Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. Galeazzi fractures are best treated with open reduction of the radius and the distal radio-ulnar joint.