Maxillofacial Trauma. Dr. Yael Moussadji Feb 8, 2007. Objectives. To review a general approach to facial injuries To review specific bony injuries of the face To discuss general wound repair principles and management of soft tissue injuries of the face by anatomic location . Epidemiology.
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Dr. Yael Moussadji
Feb 8, 2007
Usually occurs from a downward blow on the upper alveolar ridge
Separates the body of the maxilla from the lower portion of the pterygoid plate and nasal septum
The nose does not move with the midfaceLe Fort I
The maxilla, zygoma, nasal bones, ethmoids and bones of the cranial base are all fractured
The entire face can be moved independently of the skullLe Forte III