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Le Fort III osteotomy

Le Fort III osteotomy

Le Fort III osteotomy: Le Fort III osteotomy is surgery to move the upper jaw, nose, and cheek bones together, usually forward, to become aligned with the forehead and chin area; skull (or other) bone is used to fill in gaps and attached to the existing bone with screws.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Le Fort III osteotomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Le Fort III osteotomy:

  • Congenital facial abnormality
  • Pfeiffer syndrome (premature fusion of the sutures of the skull)
  • Facial trauma (e.g. cancer, injury)
  • Apert's syndrome

Anesthetic Requirements for Le Fort III osteotomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Le Fort III osteotomy may include:

  • General anesthetic

Procedure Complications: Le Fort III osteotomy

Possible surgical complications of Le Fort III osteotomy may include:

Le Fort III osteotomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Le Fort III osteotomy: One to two months.

Le Fort III osteotomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Le Fort III osteotomy) include:

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