Medicine:Teisen classification

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Teisen classification is a system of categorizing fractures of the lunate bone, which is located in the hand.[1]


Type Description
I Volar pole fracture
II Chip fracture not affecting the blood supply
III Fracture of dorsal pole
IV Sagittal fracture through the body
V Transverse fracture through the body


  1. "Classification of fresh fractures of the lunate". J Hand Surg Br Vol 13 (4): 458–62. Nov 1988. PMID 3249151.