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Le Fort's classification (René Le Fort)

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Classification of fractures of the face, Le Fort I, II and III.

This classification was based on experiments Le Fort conducted in 1900, when he studied the maxillary fractures produced when he dropped bricks on the skulls of 35 cadavers.


  • 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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