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The world's largest library of 3D medical animations developed and copyrighted by Blausen Medical Communications. The Human Atlas figures rotating model, labeled slides, and printable text in addition to animated videos.
Shows a video of the selected health topic.
Controls play, pause, and restart of the video.
Shows a summary of the selected health topic.
Controls to scroll the text.
Shows a 3 D model of the video.
Controls to rotate the model.
Shows slides from the video.
Controls to change slides.

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Le Fort fracture  bilateral horizontal fracture of the maxilla, classified as Le Fort I, Le Fort II, or Le Fort III according to degree of severity, with Le Fort III fractures being the most serious, usually involving multiple fractures of facial bones.
 

Le Fort I fracture  a horizontal segmented fracture of the alveolar process of the maxilla, in which the teeth are usually contained in the detached portion of the bone; called also GuĂ©rin or horizontal maxillary fracture.

Le Fort II fracture  unilateral or bilateral fracture of the maxilla, in which the body of the maxilla is separated from the facial skeleton and the separated portion is pyramidal in shape; the fracture may extend through the body of the maxilla down the midline of the hard palate, through the floor of the orbit, and into the nasal cavity. Called also pyramidal fracture (of maxilla).

Le Fort III fracture  a fracture in which the entire maxilla and one or more facial bones are completely separated from the craniofacial skeleton; such fractures are almost always accompanied by multiple fractures of the facial bones. Called also craniofacial disjunction and transverse facial fracture.





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