Executive Editor: Edward Ellis III, Kazuo Shimozato General Editor: Daniel Buchbinder

Authors: Carl-Peter Cornelius, Nils Gellrich, Søren Hillerup, Kenji Kusumoto, Warren Schubert

Midface - Le Fort I, linear fracture - ORIF

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Horizontal lower lid laceration

Use of existing lacerations

Facial fractures are often associated with lacerations. These existing soft-tissue injuries can be used to access directly the facial bones for management of the fractures.

Approaches to the maxilla

Approaches to the maxilla

Relevant to the required exposure in trauma of the midface two different approaches are possible: the maxillary vestibular approach (illustrated) and the midfacial degloving approach.


v1.0 2009-12-03