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Galeazzi Fracture With Volar Dislocation of the Distal Radioulnar Joint

Galeazzi fracture dislocations are fractures of the distal one-third of the radial diaphysis with traumatic disruption of the distal radioulnar joint. This injury results in subluxation or dislocation of the ulnar head. We present a case of a Galeazzi fracture with a volar dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint. Open reduction of the DRUJ with Kirschner wire fixation in pronation was necessary to reduce the joint and maintain anatomic alignment. Repair of the triangular fibrocartilage complex was also required to help preserve stability.

Am J Orthop. 2012;41(11):e152-e154.

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