Le Fort's fracture III (René Le Fort)

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A type of maxillary fracture located high in midface in which the entire maxilla and one or more facial bones are completely separated from the craniofacial skeleton in a tripod pattern.

Description

A type of maxillary fracture located high in midface in which the entire maxilla and one or more facial bones are completely separated from the craniofacial skeleton in a tripod pattern. Characterized by mobility of the nose and the dental arch without frontal bone movement. May follow impact to the nasal bridge or upper maxilla.

Bibliography

  • 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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