Tscherne Classification 
Common Ortho SubHeadings : Tscherne Classification

Closed Fractures

Oestern and Tscherne classification of soft tissue injury in closed fractures

Grade 0 Minimal soft tissue damage indirect injury to limb (torsion) simple fracture pattern Grade 1 Superficial abrasion or contusion mild fracture pattern Grade 2 Deep abrasion skin or muscle contusion severe fracture pattern direct trauma to limb Grade 3 Extensive skin contusion or crush injury severe damage to underlying muscle compartment syndrome subcutaneous avulsion Open Fractures The Oestern and Tscherne classification for open fractures uses wound size, level of contamination, and fracture pattern to grade open fractures Grade I Open fractures with a small puncture wound without skin contusion negligible bacterial contamination low-energy fracture pattern Grade II Open injuries with small skin and soft tissue contusions moderate contamination variable fracture patterns Grade III Open fractures with heavy contamination extensive soft tissue damage often, associated arterial or neural injuries Grade IV Open fractures with incomplete or complete amputations RATE CONTENT AVERAGE 0.0 of 0 RATINGS QBank References Show References Textbooks Review of Orthopaedics, 5th Edition, Mark D. Miller (editor), Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Philadelphia, Copyright 2008 First Aid for the Orthopaedic Boards, Robert Laminzak, Mark Albritton, Trevor Pickering (Editors), McGraw Hill Medical, Copyright 2009 Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 9, Jeffrey S Fischgrund (Editor). Published by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont IL. Copyright 2008 Hoppenfeld SP. Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics: The Anatomic Approach. Lipponcott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, Copyright 2009 OITE Questions, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont IL. Copyright 2004-2010 Frank H. Netter, John A. Craig. Netter's Concise Atlas of Orthopaedic Anatomy, Icon Learning Systems, Teterboro, NJ, Copyright 2002 Visitor Comments for Tscherne Classification

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