Le Fort's fracture III (René Le Fort)
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.
- 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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