Midwife-led tongue-tie release - frenulotomy
- has been available at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (Sath) for three years and the 1,000th procedure was carried out this week.
There were many oppositions to frenulotomy
and frenulectomy in the past due to complications and relapse.
Objective: To compare frenulotomy
versus frenulectomy in cases of ankyloglossia in terms of post operative improvement in speech and feeding difficulties in children.
She went to see the delicate surgery performed at a Southampton hospital then brought the skills back to the Trust and now more than 330 local babies have undergone the surgery called frenulotomy
The effectiveness of frenulotomy
on infant feeding outcomes: a systematic review.
In 2012, I trained to carry out frenulotomy
(tongue tie division) and I am currently in the process of setting up an NHS tongue tie clinic in the hospital where I work.
for Breastfeeding Infants With Ankyloglossia: Effect on Milk Removal and Sucking Mechanism as Imaged by Ultrasound.
The procedure called a frenulotomy
is used in the West in cases where the tissue under the tongue is abnormal and causes a speech impediment.
Critique of this study focused on the lack of blinding to the intervention of the mother and breastfeeding counsellor, which may have resulted in the placebo effect artificially improving their results from frenulotomy