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Galeazzi Fracture-Dislocation

Aka: Galeazzi Fracture-Dislocation, Reverse Monteggia fracture
  1. Epidemiology
    1. Rare in children
  2. Description
    1. Fracture of shaft of radius
    2. Dislocation of Distal radio-ulnar joint
  3. Signs (Triad)
    1. Radius Fracture (distal third)
    2. Radius Shortening
    3. Radio-ulnar dislocation (often missed)
      1. Occurs due to shortening of Fracture
      2. Shortening can only occur with injury elsewhere
  4. Management
    1. Surgery usually required

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