Facial plast Surg 2000; 16(2): 107-114
DOI: 10.1055/s-2000-12572
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Midface Fractures

Marsha McRae, John Frodel
  • Division of Otolaryngology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM
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Publication Date:
31 December 2000 (online)


Fractures of the middle portion of the facial skeleton are commonly referred to as midface or LeFort fractures. While significant progress has been made in terms of evaluation and treatment of such fractures, they remain a challenge for the maxillofacial surgeon. In this section, we will review the principles of midface fracture evaluation and repair, emphasizing the importance of understanding biomechanics and controversies that exist in respect to repair sequencing.