- Category : 1866-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 3
Italian orthopaedic surgeon remembered for describing the Galeazzi fracture. The Galeazzi test is also named after him.
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.
He also directed the Archivio di Ortopedia, the oldest journal devoted to orthopaedic surgery, for thirty five years.
He died on 25 February 1952 in Milan, aged 85.