Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Galeazzi Fracture Anatomy

To better understand Galeazzi fracture, it helps to understand the anatomy of the forearm.

The bones that make up the forearm include:

  • Radius:
    • Makes up the thumb side of the forearm.
  • Ulna:
    • Runs from the other side of the wrist to the back of the elbow.

The wrist is composed of the small carpal bones, and starts after the radius and ulna.

  • Forearm bones
  • Forearm muscles
  • Nerves and vessels of upper extremity

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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