Client:

Wiley, Monash University (Australia)

Date:
21.04.2014
  • Share

At the beginning of the 20th century French physician Renee Le Fort introduced classification of the fractures involving the maxillary bone and surrounding structures. He described three main types of fractures that may occur as a result of falling from height, road accident or strong punch in the face.

The first type of fracture is called horizontal or lower. It extends from piriform aperture of the nose, slightly above the bottom of the maxillary sinus, and affects the lower third of the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone. The second type of fracture — pyramidal or medium — passes from the nose through the lacrimal bone, frontal bone of the upper jaw and the lower parts of the orbital foramen to the pterygoid plate of the sphenoid bone. The third type also passes through the nose but the rift runs higher than in the previous case, extending to the zygomatic arch.

  • Project supervisor, 3D visualisation:
    Ivan Konstantinov
  • 3D-modeller:
    Alex Kovalevsky
  • Science consultant:
    Yury Stefanov, Ph.D.
Molecular modelling through computer graphics permits plenty of latitude for exercising artistic talent to inform, explain and instruct. Visual Science shows the way with its high quality, accurate, informative graphics that explain even the most complex processes of life.
Lewis Sadler MA, Msc.
Chief Science Officer at Visible Productions Inc., Research Assistant Prof. University of Illinois at Chicago, (US)