Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstruction 2017; 10(04): 323-324
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1592097
Technical Note
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Le Fort I–Type Osteotomy Retractor

Maurice Yves Mommaerts
1  European Face Centre, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, VUB, Brussels, Belgium
2  Orthoface Clinic, St. Martens-Latem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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Publication History

08 May 2016

19 June 2016

Publication Date:
23 August 2016 (eFirst)


A new instrument for retracting the maxilla after mobilization is described. It does neither compress nor inadvertently pierce the lower lip and it does neither obliterate the view nor hinder access to bone removing instruments.