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The Tile classification is a system of categorizing pelvic fractures based on fracture pattern, [1] allowing judgment on the stability of the pelvic ring.



Tile Classification123
A - stable Innominate bone avulsion or wing fractureStable ring fracture with intact posterior arch Denis III transverse sacral fracture
B - rotationally unstable/vertically stableOpen-book external rotation injury Young-Burgess lateral compression type internal rotation injuryBilateral
C - rotationally and vertically unstableUnilateral with intact contralateral sideUnilateral with incomplete contralateral sideBilateral

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  1. Tile M (Jan 1988). "Pelvic ring fractures: should they be fixed?". J Bone Joint Surg Br. 70 (1): 1–12. PMID   3276697.