Le Fort osteotomy


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osteotomy

 [os″te-ot´ah-me]
incision or transection of a bone.
cuneiform osteotomy removal of a wedge of bone.
displacement osteotomy surgical division of a bone and shifting of the divided ends to change the alignment of the bone or to alter weight-bearing stresses.
Le Fort osteotomy transverse sectioning and repositioning of the maxilla; the incision for each of the three types (Le Fort I, II, and III o's) is placed along the line defined by the corresponding Le Fort's fracture.
linear osteotomy the sawing or simple cutting of a bone.
sagittal split osteotomy surgically splitting the ramus of the mandible sagitally and shifting the positions of the parts, performed to correct prognathism.

Le Fort os·te·ot·o·my

(lĕ fōrt'),
an osteotomy performed along the classic lines of fracture as described by Le Fort to correct a maxillary skeletal deformity; classified as Le Fort osteotomy I, lower maxillary; II, pyramidal nasoorbitomaxillary; or III, high maxillary, depending on the location.

Le Fort os·te·o·to·my

(lĕ fōrt' ostē-otŏ-mē)
Surgery performed along the classic lines of fracture as described by Le Fort to correct a maxillary skeletal deformity; classified as Le Fort osteotomy I, lower maxillary; II, pyramidal nasoorbitomaxillary; or III, high maxillary, depending on the location.

Le Fort,

René, French surgeon, 1869-1951.
Le Fort amputation - a modification of Pirogoff amputation.
Le Fort classification - classification of bone fractures (I, II, III).
Le Fort I fracture - Synonym(s): Guérin fracture
Le Fort II fracture - Synonym(s): pyramidal fracture
Le Fort III fracture - Synonym(s): craniofacial dysjunction fracture
Le Fort osteotomy - osteotomy often done to correct a maxillary skeletal deformity.

Le Fort os·te·o·to·my

(lĕ fōrt' os-tē-otŏ-mē)
Osteotomy performed along classic lines of fracture as described by Le Fort to correct a maxillary skeletal deformity; classified as Le Fort osteotomy I, lower maxillary; II, pyramidal nasoorbitomaxillary; or III, high maxillary, depending on the location.