Schatzker Classification System Copy

Tibial Plateau Fractures

. . Classified as Type I – VI ( ascending order of severity ).

Type I…..lateral tibial condyle fracture, without depression

Type II….lateral tibial condyle fracture, with depression

Type III…compression fracture of lateral plateau

Type IV…medial tibial plateau fracture

Type V….bicondylar tibial plateau fracture

Type VI…bicondylar fracture with subcondylar fracture with separation of metaphysis from shaft

Illustration 95 Schatzker Classification

For the sake of completion I want to mention a common finding of the patella and make you aware that it is a congenital and usually asymptomatic incidental finding.

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