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 - Observation

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Observation is reserved for non- or minimally mobile Le Fort I fractures with unaffected occlusion. The patient is advised to stay on a soft diet for several weeks. The maxilla should become firm at which point the diet can be advanced to as tolerated.

Observation implies close follow-up.

v1.0 2009-12-03