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Open Galeazzi's Fracture-Dislocation in a 13-Year-Old Boy: A Case Report
Background Galeazzi's fracture-dislocation (GFD) is a rare and complex injury consisting of a radial fracture associated with distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) dislocation.
Case Description We are presenting a case of a boy, who at the onset showed an open GFD and his assessment after a 1-year follow-up. As a treatment, closed reduction and long-arm cast were performed. At the last follow-up, the patient presented a complete recovery of range of motion and function of the affected wrist.
Literature Review To the best of our knowledge, in the current literature, there are no reported cases of open GFD.
Clinical Relevance Although open GFD is rare this case report may suggest orthopaedic surgeon how to approach and manage it.
Keywordsopen Galeazzi's fracture - open fracture dislocation - pediatric trauma - pediatric distal radioulnar joint lesion
The study was performed at IRCCS Istituto G. Gaslini, Genova, Italy.
Received: 09 March 2020
Accepted: 13 April 2020
Article published online:
06 July 2020
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