UCSD Musculoskeletal Radiology


MSK Classifications

Tibial plateau fractures are classified by the Schatzker classification.  

1. lateral split.

2. split with depression. 


3. pure lateral depression. 


4. pure medial depression. 


5. bicondylar. 


6. split extends to metadiaphyseal region. 


Type 2 most commonly associated with MCL inj. 

Type 4 most commonly associated with MM injuries.   MR is better than CT for the accompanying ST injuries, but CT has higher resolution for the fracture fragments.  2mm max articular displacement in center of excellence and 4mm in country practice.