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.

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.
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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.