Medicine:Herscovici classification

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Short description: Method to classify an ankle fracture

The Herscovici classification is a system of categorizing medial malleolus fractures of the distal tibia based on level.


Type Description
A Avulsion fracture of the anterior colliculus involving the superficial deltoid ligament
B Intermediate fracture
C Fracture at the level of the plafond (Lauge-Hansen external rotation-abduction type)
D Plafond fracture (Lauge-Hansen supination-adduction type)

See also