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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 2 ( August, 2012 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Bilateral Galeazzi fracture-dislocations: a case report of early rehabilitation

Shingo Komura, Hidehiko Nonomura, Takashi Satake, Tatsuo Yokoi

Keywords : Galeazzi fracture-dislocations, Open reduction and internal fixation, Distal radioulnar joint, Rehabilitation

Citation Information : Komura S, Nonomura H, Satake T, Yokoi T. Bilateral Galeazzi fracture-dislocations: a case report of early rehabilitation. 2012; 7 (2):99-104.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-012-0136-5

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

A 24-year-old man had bilateral Galeazzi fracture-dislocations due to a motorcycle accident. The right radius fracture was a simple fracture and was fixed with a limited contact dynamic compression plate. The left radius fracture was a comminuted fracture and was fixed with a long locking compression plate in the bridging plate fashion while maintaining reduction with a temporary external fixator. Postoperative computed tomography under passive rotation of both forearms showed acceptable congruency of the distal radioulnar joints, and early rehabilitation of forearm rotation was started at 2 weeks after the operation. At 13-month follow-up, bone union of both fractures was achieved, and forearm motion was almost restored to normal. Moreover, no subluxation or dislocation of either distal radioulnar joint was observed.


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