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Slides with topics that are covered and were tested in the recent Absite exams.

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  • 1. Absite Topic Review General Surgery Nir Hus, MD, PhD. Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach Nir Hus
  • 2. Frontal views of LeFort complex fractures I - III Nir Hus
  • 3. Lateral views of LeFort complex fractures I - III Nir Hus
  • 4. LeFort I
    • The LeFort I, or transmaxillary fracture runs between the maxillary floor and the orbital floor.
    • It may involve the medial and lateral walls of the maxillary sinuses and invariably involves the pterygoid processes of the sphenoid.
    • Clinically, the floating fragment will be the lower maxilla with the maxillary teeth.
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  • 5. LeFort II
    • The LeFort II occurs along yet another weak zone in the face, and is sometimes called a pyramidal fracture because of its shape.
    • A common mechanism is a downward blow to the nasal area.
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  • 6. LeFort III
    • The most severe of the classic LeFort fractures.
    • The entire face is a Large unstable (floating) fragment.
    • This fracture is also referred to as craniofacial disassociation.
    • This is a very severe injury, and is often associated with significant injury to many of the soft tissue structures along the fracture lines.
    • Considerable force is necessary to produce this injury, and it is uncommon as an isolated injury.
    • It may also occur in association with severe skull and brain injuries.
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  • 7. Blowout Fracture
    • The arrows point to the fracture fragments and periorbital tissue which have herniated into the maxillary sinus
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  • 8. Blowout Fracture
    • The forces being transmitted by the soft tissues of the orbit downward to the thin floor of the orbit.
    • The floor is usually the path of least resistance, and fractures downward into the maxillary sinus.
    • Common clinical signs are enophthalmos and diplopia (especially on upward gaze ), and one should remember that about 24 % of these fractures are associated with ocular injury as well.
    • On a Waters view, one may see a soft tissue mass on the superior margin of the maxillary sinus, representing the herniated periorbital tissues into the sinus.
    • One may also see a "trapdoor" fragment of bone protruding down into the sinus, often hinged on the ethmoidal side.
    • CT will, of course, show these fractures and soft tissue mass much better.
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  • 9. Common sites of Mandibular fractures Nir Hus
  • 10. Mandibular fractures
    • Fractures are obvious on clinical exam.
    • Clinical findings include facial distortion, malocclusion of the teeth , or abnormal mobility of portions of the mandible or teeth.
    • The mandible is one of those bones covered by the "ring bone rule “.
    • A fracture or dislocation in a ring bone or ring bone equivalent, should prompt a look for another fracture or dislocation.
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  • 11. Mandibular fractures
    • This tendency of ring bones to break in more than one place can be illustrated by going through a bag of pretzels and trying to break one of them in just one place. Then try it with a bag of bagels. This is called the Lee Rogers ‘ "pretzel-bagel spectrum".
    • The stiffer a ring bone is, the more likely it is to break in more than one place.
    • The more flexible it is, the more likely it is to break in just one place.
    • The mandible has some flexibility, due not only to the mobility around the temporomandibular joints (TMJ's) but also to the tendency of the TMJ's to absorb some forces during trauma.
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