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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Combined fractures of the forearm: During operative treatment of the fracture, anatomic reduction of the radius is achieved. From tochildren with displaced forearm fractures were identified. Our data confirm these findings with all of the fractures being located in the distal third of the radius.

Rib fracture Sternal fracture. Gaaleazzi displaced fractures were reduced using conscious sedation at the outpatient department and the patients were excluded from the study. The loss of reduction in the DRUJ was treated effectively with plate osteosynthesis.

Injury to the AIN can cause paralysis of the flexor pollicis longus and flexor digitorum profundus muscles to the index finger, resulting in loss of the pinch mechanism between the thumb and index finger. Introduction Children and adolescents frequently present to emergency galeazzii with fractures of the forearm [ 17 ].

Galeazzi Fractures

On the 69th postoperative day, rupture of the tendon of the extensor pollicis longus muscle occurred after minimal trauma. Results are classified as excellent 0—2 pointsgood 3—8 pointsfair 9—20 pointsor poor 21 points or more. In addition, the increased elasticity of the ligamental structures in children may compensate for displacement of the ulna and prevent ligamental rupture in children with Galeazzi injuries [ 1 ]. Radiographs in two planes, including the elbow and wrist, were performed in all cases.


Create a free personal account to galeaszi free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more. In the pediatric population, good results after closed reduction and casting have been reported [ 1019 ].

With the children under general anesthesia, leeion reduction was performed and plaster casts were applied for immobilization of the fractures. Unstable fracture-dislocations of the forearm Monteggia and Galeazzi lesions. When the opposite occurs that is, the radius breaks and shortensthe distal radio-ulnar joint dislocates, resulting in the Galeazzi or “reverse Monteggia” fracture.

Perform closed reduction of the radius, then immobilize the forearm in a long arm cast in supination. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

lesioh These two patients had fractures of both bones of the galeazzo with the fracture located at the junction of the middle to the distal thirds of the forearm. After anatomic reduction of the DRUJ, a well-shaped below-elbow cast allows pronation and supination and prevents redislocation of the joint, whereas the majority of reports in the medical literature describing Galeazzi fractures in children prefer treatment with above-elbow casts [ 611 ].

Our local policy requires inpatient treatment in cases of major dislocated fractures, which require manipulation. At admission, information was obtained regarding the mechanism of injury.

Galeazzi fracture – Wikipedia

Scaphoid Rolando Bennett’s Boxer’s Busch’s. Voigt C, Lill H. In addition, it is accepted that the radius fracture accompanying galdazzi Galeazzi lesion is located most often at the junction of the middle and distal thirds of the bone [ 12 ]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


D ICD – Fractures in children lession different from adult-type fractures. However, researchers have been unable to reproduce the mechanism of injury in a laboratory setting.

Open reduction with fixation of the radial fracture using plates and screws, transfixation of the DRUJ, and immobilization with an above-elbow plaster cast led to good functional results and therefore is recommended as the preferred treatment in adult patients [ 101316 ].

The only published report focusing on Galeazzi fractures in children shows the outcome in children treated with a below-elbow cast is worse compared with the group treated with above-elbow casting [ 19 ]. The gold standard of conservative treatment in children is above-elbow casting in supination [ 15 ].

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

The deforming muscular and soft-tissue injuries that are associated with this fracture cannot be controlled with plaster immobilization. A Galeazzi fracture is defined as a fracture of the radius associated with dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This page was last edited on 27 Ldsionat In adults, this fracture occurs with an incidence of 2.

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

The proximal and distal joints must be carefully scrutinized in every fracture of the forearm. Galeazzi fracture resulting from electrical shock.

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