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Table 2 Subtypes of Schatzker type IV

From: Retrospective analysis of 514 cases of tibial plateau fractures based on morphology and injury mechanism

Subtypes Injury mechanism Cases Percentage
Simple medial condyle Varus force, knee extended 15 34.88
Posteromedial split Varus force, knee flexed 5 11.63
Anteromedial depression Varus force, knee hyperextended 2 4.65
Fracture dislocation* Rotary and shear forces (mainly) 21 48.84
  1. *Typical type of Schatzker type IV fractures