Bilateral Galeazzi ORIF

History: 21 year old male presented as a trauma patient after a motorcycle accident with injuries to his bilateral forearms.  He was found to have a fracture radius on both side with a ligament injury at the wrist.  He was initially splinted with recommendations for surgery. 

Diagnosis: Bilateral radial shaft (Galeazzi) fractures

Treatment: Bilateral radial shaft ORIF

Outcome: At his first post-operative visit he was doing exceptionally well.  He had nearly full forearm range of motion, minimal pain, and was already doing his normal activities. He was eager to return to the gym but needed to wait at least 6 weeks for the bone to start healing.