Monteggia fracture-dislocation - Lateral

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Monteggia fracture-dislocation - Lateral

  • A 'Monteggia' injury comprises a fracture of the ulnar shaft with dislocation of the radial head at the elbow
  • The radiocapitellar line should pass through the middle of the capitulum of the humerus

Galeazzi fracture-dislocation - AP

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Galeazzi fracture-dislocation - AP

  • A 'Galeazzi' injury is a fracture of the radial shaft with dislocation of the ulna from its articulation with the radius at the distal radio-ulnar joint
  • The dislocation is not appreciated on this AP view

Galeazzi fracture-dislocation - Lateral

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Galeazzi fracture-dislocation - Lateral

  • The lateral view shows dorsal displacement of the distal ulna