Ricardo Galeazzi

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Professor Ricardo Galeazzi (1866 – 1952) was an Italian orthopaedic surgeon remembered for describing the Galeazzi fracture.[1]

He was director of the orthopaedic clinic at the University of Milan for thirty five years. He was known for his work on congenital hip dislocation, scoliosis, skeletal tuberculosis and juvenile osteochondritis, and contributed to the pathological understanding of osteitis fibrosa cystica and achondroplasia.

He described the fracture that bears his name in 1934, publishing his experience of 18 cases, although the injury pattern had been described previously by Sir Astley Cooper in 1842.[1]

He also directed the Archivio di Ortopedia, the oldest journal devoted to orthopaedic surgery, for thirty five years.[2]

The Galeazzi test is also named after him.


  1. ^ a b Galeazzi fracture at eMedicine
  2. ^ Scaglietti, O (Nov 1953). "Ricardo Galeazzi, 1866–1952". J Bone Joint Surg Br. 35–B (4): 679–80. PMID 13108934. Retrieved 2009-09-20.