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Le Fort's fracture I (René Le Fort)

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Horizontal fracture of the aveolar process of maxillar with the teeth contained in the detached fragment. Characterized by malocclusion of the teeth. May result from a force of injury directed low on the maxillary alveolar rim in a downward direction. This is the most common type of midfacial fracture


  • A. F. Guérin:
    Des fractures des maxillaires supérieurs. Nouveu moyen de les reconnaitre dans les cas fréquents ou elles ne s’accompagnement pas de déplacement.
    Archives générales de médecine, Paris, 1866, 2: 5-13.
  • R. Le Fort:
    Etude expérimental sur les fractures de la machoir supérieure.
    Parts I, II, III. Revue de chirurgie, Paris, 1901, 23: 201, 360, 479.

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