horizontal maxillary fracture

(redirected from Le Fort I fracture)

hor·i·zon·tal max·il·la·ry frac·ture

(hōr'i-zon'tăl mak'si-lar-ē frak'shŭr)
A horizontal fracture at the base of the maxillae above the apices of the teeth.
Synonym(s): Guérin fracture, Le Fort I fracture.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hor·i·zon·tal max·il·la·ry frac·ture

(hōr'i-zon'tăl mak'si-lar-ē frak'shŭr)
Horizontal fracture at base of maxillae above apices of teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Le Fort III and Le Fort I fracture lines were identified in 5(29%) occasions each.
An oscillating bone saw is then used to make maxillary osteotomies at the Le Fort I fracture level, from the lateral rim of the nasal aperture through to the pterygomaxillary junction bilaterally (figure 4), thereby sectioning the maxilla horizontally.
Facial bone computed tomography (CT) showed lower anterior dentoalveolar fracture with lingual displacement, bilateral Le Fort I fractures of the maxillae, and medially displaced and fractured right condylar neck [Figure 1].