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LeFort fractures (also spelled as Le Fort fractures) are types of facial fractures that are classic in trauma. Diagnosis is by physician and is usually done in an Emergency room. The patient is taken for radiography of the head and neck then after obvious fracture signs the patient is taken to CT scan where sharper images are produced. To qualify for LeFort Fractures the pterygoid plates must be involved. Also, look for mobile palate in almost all cases. Internal and external views of an arm with a compound fracture, both before and after surgery A bone fracture is a medical condition in which a bone has cracked or broken. ... A radiograph of a right elbow-joint Radiography is the use of certain types of electromagnetic radiation—usually ionizing—to view objects. ... CAT apparatus in a hospital Computed axial tomography (CAT), computer-assisted tomography, computed tomography, CT, or body section roentgenography is the process of using digital processing to generate a three-dimensional image of the internals of an object from a large series of two-dimensional X-ray images taken around... Pterygoid can refer to: a plate near the Vomer bone a muscle such as Lateral pterygoid muscle or Medial pterygoid muscle This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The palate is the roof of the mouth in humans and vertebrate animals. ...

There are 3 types of LeFort fractures:

  • 1) LeFort I includes the maxilla
  • 2) LeFort II includes the pyramidal fracture on the nasofrontal suture
  • 3) LeFort III includes total craniofacial malfunction

The Le Fort fracture was named after French surgeon René Le Fort (1869-1951). The maxilla (plural: maxillae) is a fusion of two bones along the palatal fissure that form the upper jaw. ... Craniofacial (cranio- combining form meaning head or skull + -facial combining form referring to the facial structures grossly) may be used to describe cratain congenital malformations, injuries, surgeons who subspecialize in this area, multi-disiplinary medical-surgical teams that treat and do research on disorders affecting this region, and organizations with... This article is about the medical specialty. ...

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