Open Galeazzi – Franko

History: 58 year old male was hit by a vehicle and presented to the hospital with obvious open deformities of his right forearm and wrist.  He was diagnosed with an open radial shaft fracture and instability of the distal radioulnar joint. 

Diagnosis: Right open Galeazzi fracture

Treatment: Open reduction, internal fixation of the radius with a combination of plates and screws

Outcome: By 3 months after surgery he was healing exceptionally well.  He had very good wrist motion of greater than 70 degree arc, near full supination and pronation, and no pain.