Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2022

Publication Title

Facial plastic surgery clinics of North America

Abstract

Le Fort fractures occur at uniform weak areas in the midface often due to blunt impact to the face. Sporting injuries are a common cause of facial trauma; however, use of protective equipment has reduced the number of sports-related injuries. All patients with traumatic injuries should be evaluated using Advanced Trauma Life Support protocol. Le Fort fractures can contribute to airway obstruction, and urgent intubation may be indicated. Surgery is indicated for most displaced Le Fort fractures to restore function and facial harmony. To facilitate reduction, the original occlusive relationship should be restored by placing the patient in MMF.

Medical Subject Headings

Face; Facial Bones; Facial Injuries; Humans; Maxillary Fractures; Osteotomy, Le Fort; Skull Fractures

PubMed ID

34809887

Volume

30

Issue

1

First Page

63

Last Page

70

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