It’s time to start studying for the in-service exam. Eponymous fractures are some of the easier points.

What are the two more common eponymous fractures of the forearm and how can you remember them?

A Mnemonic to remember the fractures of the forearm is: GRUM

This reminds you of which bone has the fracture – the other has the dislocation.

Galeazzi Fracture: Radial shaft fracture (usually distal 1/3) and dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint. Here’s an image

Monteggia Fracture:  Ulnar shaft fracture (proximal) with dislocation of the radial head. Here’s an image

  • Galeazzi : Radius  Monteggia : Ulnar

All images courtesy of Life in the Fast Lane