Tibial plateau fracture: Schaztker type II

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed


Motorcycle accident

Patient Data

Gender: Male

The abnormal fat fluid level within the suprapatellar recess indicates lipohaemarthrosis.

Depression of the lateral tibial plateau associated with small cleavage fracture at the most lateral part of the lateral tibial plateau just lateral to the depression indicates Schatzker type II.

Case Discussion

Abnormal depression of the lateral tibial plateau suggests Schatzker type III, however, the small cleavage of the most lateral part of the tibial plateau changed the staging to type II.

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Case information

rID: 52624
Published: 14th Apr 2017
Last edited: 22nd Jun 2017
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