LeFort

noun
Le·​Fort | \lə-ˈfȯrt \

Medical Definition of LeFort 

1 : a fracture of the maxilla and associated bones of the midface region:

a or LeFort I : a horizontal fracture of the maxilla above the apices of the teeth

b or LeFort II : a pyramid-shaped fracture of the maxilla in which the lines of fracture meet at an apex near the bridge of the nose

c or LeFort III : a fracture of the maxilla and one or more facial bones so that complete separation from the skull occurs

2 : an operation for reconstruction of the midface that involves moving the maxilla and associated bones forward:

a or LeFort I : one in which the teeth-bearing part of the maxilla is repositioned

b or LeFort II : one in which the maxilla and adjacent nasal bones are repositioned

c or LeFort III : one in which the maxilla, nasal bones, and both zygomatic bones are repositioned

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