An update on Forrest Tweed and his life after cleft lip repair surgery.
Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding (PNAM) Taping Video
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
What is a cleft lip/cleft palate? A cleft lip is a separation of the two sides of the lip. Sometimes this includes the bone of the upper jaw. A cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth in which the two sides of the palate did not join together. Cleft lips and […]
Distraction Osteogenesis Distraction osteogenesis (DO) has revolutionized craniofacial surgery. DO involves cutting bone and then slowly moving the cut ends of the bone. The gradual movement of the two cut pieces of bone results a new bone formation in the resulting gap. Distraction osteogenesis can be used in the lower jaw (mandible), the upper jaw […]
Congenital Facial Anomalies Congenital deformities affect the face and the upper and lower jaws. This includes children who have craniofacial deformities such as Apert’s, Crouzon’s, and Treacher-Collins, Pierre Robin Complex, hemifacial microsomia, etc. Initial treatment of these children focuses on their ability to breathe and eat normally. Some of these infants will need a tracheotomy […]
Premature fusing of the sutures is called craniosynostosis, which restricts skull growth. The cause of this premature fusion is unknown.