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