Tibial plateau fracture: Schatzker type VI

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed



Patient Data

Gender: Male

Comminuted fracture of the medial and lateral tibial plateau with the involvement of the metaphodiaphysis. A fat fluid level of lipohaemarthrosis is seen within the suprapatellar recess...Findings in keeping with Schatzker type VI.

Anterior translation of tibia relative to the femur suggests torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Distal femoral peripherally located benign looking lesion with sclerotic rim...Nonossifying fibroma is a high possibility.

Case Discussion

Involvement of the metaphodiaphysis with tibial plateau fractures is considered type VI fracture according to Schatzker classification of tibial plateau fractures

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Case information

rID: 53890
Case created: 12th Jun 2017
Last edited: 15th Jun 2017
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