Category: Airway Management
Keywords: Le Fort, fracture, facial (PubMed Search)
The French Surgeon Rene Le Fort first described these facial fracture patterns. Reportedly he made the observations after dropping numerous skulls from the wall of a castle. This might be why we don't see pure Le Fort fractures in our patients most of the time as they are not likely to be falling off castle falls head first.
The classic fracture patterns are: