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Carl-Peter Cornelius, Nils Gellrich, Søren Hillerup, Kenji Kusumoto, Warren Schubert

Executive Editors

Edward Ellis III, Kazuo Shimozato

General Editor

Daniel Buchbinder

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1. Observation

The majority of Le Fort I fractures in edentulous patients with atrophic maxilla would be treated by observation and a soft diet.

The clinician is encouraged to remove the patient's dentures to ensure that he/she are not chewing during the healing process.

Le Fort I

2. Aftercare

For aftercare and rehabilitation following observation please refer to your local protocol.