Le Fort's fracture I (René Le Fort)

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Horizontal fracture of the aveolar process of maxillar.

Description

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

Bibliography

  • 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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