Fractures of face bones described by Rene Le Fort (1869–1951). There
three types of Le Fort fractures.
type I Le Fort fracture is a horizontal fracture of the alveolar
process of the maxilla, with the teeth contained in the detached
fragment (see figure below).
The type II Le Fort fracture is a
unilateral or bilateral fracture of the body of the maxilla in which
the detached maxillary fragment is pyramidal in shape. The fracture may
extend into the floor of the orbit and into the hard palate and nasal
In a type III Le Fort fracture, the
entire maxilla and one
or more facial bones are completely separated from the craniofacial
Figure (Le Fort Fractures of the Face)
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