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Le Fort osteotomy

Pronunciation: le fort'

Definition: an osteotomy performed along the classic lines of fracture as described by Le Fort to correct a maxillary skeletal deformity; classified as Le Fort osteotomy I, lower maxillary; II, pyramidal nasoorbitomaxillary; or III, high maxillary, depending on the location.

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