Tibial plateau fracture with lipohaemarthrosis: Schatzker type V

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel


An adult male presented with history of fall from balcony and severe pain in left knee.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Comminuted bicondylar fracture of tibia extending into metaphysis with involvement of posterior tibial spine, depression of lateral condyle by 5mm and moderate lipohaemarthrosis.

Case Discussion

This case represents a Schatzker  - type V fracture.

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Case information

rID: 25505
Published: 28th Oct 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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