The difficult Le Fort I osteotomy and downfracture: a review with consideration given to an atypical maxillary morphology.

@article{Hoffman2008TheDL,
  title={The difficult Le Fort I osteotomy and downfracture: a review with consideration given to an atypical maxillary morphology.},
  author={Gary Russell Hoffman and Shofiq Islam},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 9},
  pages={1029-33}
}
SUMMARY The Le Fort I osteotomy of the maxilla continues to be one of the most common techniques used in the surgical correction of a variety of dento-midfacial deformities. The procedure is generally considered to be operatively safe and postoperatively stable. Occasionally, however, surgeons may encounter difficulties during horizontal sectioning of the jaw, pterygomaxillary separation and or downfracture. In such cases, the steps leading up to and including the undertaking of a 'difficult… CONTINUE READING