Maxillary Osteotomies

  • Pravin K. Patel


Among the essential procedures in the surgical armamentarium of a maxillofacial surgeon is the ability to section and reposition the midfacial skeleton. The versatility of the LeFort I and its variations (see Fig. 30.1) allows the surgeon to correct a broad spectrum of midfacial skeletal abnormalities whether of congenital, developmental, or acquired in origin. This chapter will provide an overview of the principles and surgical details used in maxillofacial orthognathic surgery.


Distraction Osteogenesis Lateral Incisor Lateral Nasal Wall Palatal Mucosa Anterior Nasal Spine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic SurgeryUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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