Pattern of Palatine Bone Fracture in Le-Fort Maxillary Fractures


  • Hina Afsar
  • Zainab Shah
  • Sana Mushtaq
  • Atta ur Rehman
  • Yasir Rehman Khattak
  • Muslim Khan



Background and Objectives: Palatal fractures occur rarely in isolation and are usually found in patients with Le-Fort 1
maxillary fractures. The objective of our study is to determine the palatine bone fractures in Le-fort maxillary fractures.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study was carried out in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, KCD,
Peshawar from 02 Nov 2016 to 02 Apr 2017. Patients with Leforte 1 fractures fulfilling inclusion criteria were invited
to participate in the study. A detailed history followed by clinical and radiographic examination including
Orthopantomogram (OPG), Occipitomental View (OMV) of the patient was performed. Computed tomography (CT
scan and 3D scan) was advised. The data was collected using a customized Performa.
Results: As per patterns of fractures 53(30.99%) patients were recorded withTransverse,59(34.50%) patients were
recorded with sagittal,38(22.22%) patients were recorded. With parasagittal and 21 (12.72%) patients were
recorded with comminuted
Conclusion: In this study, we came to the conclusion that it is crucial to collect data on the epidemiology of
maxillofacial fractures over the long term because it would help medical professionals create and assess preventive
strategies for lowering the occurrence of facial injuries. Additionally, this will aid in the development of a clinical and
research procedure for the efficient treatment of maxillofacial trauma patients in our community