Tibial plateau fracture: Schatzker type II

Case contributed by Dr Abdel-Rahman Abdel-Halim

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Trauma

Patient Data

Age: 37
Gender: Male

The left knee shows a split fracture of the lateral tibial plateau with depression component (best noted at the sagittal images), these findings are consistent with type II Schatzker fracture.

Joint effusion is also noted (soft tissue window series).

Case Discussion

A type II Schatzker fracture is a combined cleavage and compression fracture of the lateral
tibial plateau. These fractures represent 25% of all tibial plateau fractures.

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Case information

rID: 41825
Case created: 21st Dec 2015
Last edited: 27th Sep 2016
Tags: knee, ortho
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