Hand Surg Rehabil 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.
Hand Surgery and Upper Extremity Center, "Carlos E. Ottolenghi" Institute, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Tte. Gral. Juan Domingo Perón 4190, CABA, C1199ABB Buenos Aires, Argentina. Electronic address:
The aim of the present study was to evaluate long-term functional and radiographic outcome in the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) for Galeazzi fracture-dislocation after anatomic reduction and rigid fixation of the radius. Fourteen patients, with an average age of 38 years, presenting with Galeazzi fracture-dislocation treated by open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of the radius and closed reduction of the DRUJ were retrospectively evaluated, with a minimum follow-up of 6 years. At final evaluation (mean: 8 years), the DRUJ was objectively and subjectively evaluated for range of motion (RoM), grip strength, ballottement test, pain on axial loading, function on visual analog scale (VAS) and DASH score. Read More