quick ortho: MUGR

27 Jan

quick refresher for the upcoming in-service and/or boards:

 

MUGR (Monteggia=Ulna fx; Galeazzi=Radial fx)

 

Monteggia Fracture

  • Ulnar fracture, radial head dislocation
  • Mechanism: direct blow to forearm

 

Galeazzi Fracture

  • Radial fracture, ulnar dislocation
  • Mechanism: FOOSH with flexed elbow

 

MUGR (Monteggia=Ulna fx; Galeazzi=Radial fx)

  • Proximal to distal (Monteggia=>problem near elbow; Galeazzi=>problem near wrist)

 

References: Wheeless Monteggia & Galeazzi; monteggia pic; galeazzi pic

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