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

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Edward Ellis III, Kazuo Shimozato

General Editor

Daniel Buchbinder

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1. Observation

Observation is reserved for non- or minimally mobile Le Fort I fractures with unaffected occlusion. The patient is advised to stay on a soft diet for several weeks. The maxilla should become firm at which point the diet can be advanced to as tolerated.

Observation implies close follow-up.

Le Fort I

2. Aftercare

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