Galeazzi's fracture

Galeazzi's fracture

[gal′ē·at′sēz]
Etymology: Riccardo Galeazzi, Italian surgeon, 1866-1952
a break in the distal radius accompanied by dislocation of the radioulnar joint. Also called Dupuytren's fracture.

Galeazzi's fracture

Dupuytren's fracture Orthopedics A fracture of the radial shaft above the wrist accompanied by dislocation of the distal end of the ulna. See Fracture. Cf Monteggia fracture.