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Eponymous Fractures

Le Fort Classification



  • A classification system for fractures of the midface.
    • Classification

    • Type 1 - transmaxillary fracture with separation of the teeth from the upper face. Involves the maxillary sinus but not the orbit.
    • Type 2 - pyramidal fracture with the teeth at the base. Involves the maxillary sinus and the inferior orbital rim.
    • Type 3 - large unstable facial fracture / craniofacial disassociation. Involves the zygomatic arch.
Last updated on February 7th, 2020