The information and opinions on this blog come from parents, and the blog is not associated with Primary Children´s Medical Center or any other institution.


This site is specifically for parents of kids with clefts being treated at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, but I hope that there will be information that is helpful to all parents of kids with clefts. If you are just starting to learn about clefts, I would suggest starting with the "General Information" topic and going from there. To find information on a specific doctor or topic, click on one of the links on the right. You can also search the blog using the box below the topic list. If you have information or experiences to share, please leave comments or contact me to do a guest post at Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mandibular Distraction

In the case of Pierre Robin Sequence, a cleft palate is associated with a small jaw, which presents additional feeding and breathing problems for children. Often, a mandibular distraction, or surgery to pull the lower jaw forward, is necessary. The site from the Pediatric ENT Associates here provides an overview of mandibular distraction, some parent experiences, surgery advice.

As always, more to come soon...

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