May 7, 2014

PNAM Taping Demo

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June 21, 2013

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…


June 21, 2013

Jaw Surgery

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…


June 21, 2013

Craniofacial Malformations

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…


June 21, 2013

Craniosynostosis

The surgical team at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital includes a pediatric neurosurgeon and craniofacial surgeon as well as a specialized anesthesiologist. The neurosurgeon works on the skull and the craniofacial surgeon on the face. With both areas being closely related…


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