Tibial plateau fracture - Schatzker type VI

Case contributed by Leonardo Lustosa

Presentation

Motor vehicle accident.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Radiographs revealed an intra-articular fracture of the proximal tibia, the tibial plateau, with metaphyseal involvement. This characterizes a Schatzker type VI tibial plateau fracture.

Also, there is an associated comminuted fracture of the fibula head.

Case Discussion

Tibial plateau fractures are fractures of the proximal tibia with intra-articular involvement. The injuries are usually the result of high-energy trauma.

The present case was classified as Schatzker type VI fracture.

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