Adam P. Myhre, M.D.
Michael L. Richardson, M.D.
University of Washington
Tibial plateau fractures represent a complex injury to the knee. At our institution, these fractures are classified by radiologists and orthopedic surgeons using the Schatzker classification system. This classification helps separate the fractures into groups with similar mechanisms and patterns which will have similar treatment options.
Many factors make each fracture unique and may influence what treatment is indicated. Some of these factors include:
|Schatzker I||Lateral split||CT||3D VR|
|Schatzker II||Split with depression||CT||3D VR|
|Schatzker III||Pure lateral depression||CT||3D VR|
|Schatzker IV||Pure medial depression||CT||3D VR|
|Schatzker V||Bicondylar||CT||3D VR|
|Schatzker VI||Split extends to metadiaphysis||CT||3D VR|