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 also directed the Archivio di Ortopedia, the oldest journal devoted to orthopaedic surgery, for thirty five years.
The Galeazzi test is also named after him.
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