Revision of humeral shaft module

The humeral shaft module has been revised. It covers also treatment of proximally and distally extending fractures.

The content has been revised and extended by Martin Jaeger (DE) and edited by Steve Krikler (UK).

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, edentulous patients - Observation

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Glossary

Le Fort I enlarge

The majority of Le Fort I fractures in edentulous patients with atrophic maxilla would be treated by observation and a soft diet.

The clinician is encouraged to remove the patient's dentures to ensure  that he/she are not chewing during the healing process.

v1.0 2009-12-03