Galeazzi Fracture

  • Theodoros H. TosounidisEmail author
  • Paul J. Harwood


Galeazzi fracture or otherwise known as “fracture of necessity” is a fracture of the distal radius with disruption of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ). It is called fracture of necessity because in adults its management necessitates the surgical treatment with anatomic reduction and stable fixation of both the radial fracture and the DRUJ. It is well established that nonsurgical management of this highly unstable fracture results in malunions with significant functional deficit and unsatisfactory results. In this chapter reduction and fixation of Galleazzi fracture is discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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