Le Fort's fracture I (René Le Fort)
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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