Tscherne Soft Tissue Classification

Grade 0-Minimal soft tissue damage, indirect violence, simple # pattern
Grade 1-Superficial abrasion of contusion caused by pressure from within, mild to mod. # pattern
Grade 2-Deep contaminated abrasions assoc. with localized skin or muscle contusion, impending compartment syndrome, severe #
Grade 3-Extensive skin contusion or crush, underlying severe muscle, decompensated compartment syndrome, assoc. major vascular injury, severe #