Table 1

Explaining Schenck’s knee dislocation classification

KD IInjury to single cruciate + collaterals
KD IIInjury to ACL and PCL with intact collaterals
KD III MInjury to ACL, PCL, MCL
KD III LInjury to ACL, PCL, FCL
KD IVInjury to ACL, PCL, MCL, FCL
KD VDislocation + fracture
  • Additional caps of "C" and "N" are utilized for associated injuries. "C" indicates an arterial injury. "N" indicates a neural injury, such as the tibial or, more commonly, the peroneal nerve. ACL, anterior cruciate ligament; FCL, fibular collateral ligament; KD, Knee Dislocation Classification I–V; MCL, media collateral ligament.