Craniofacial Conditions & Treatments
Comprehensive longitudinal team care is medically necessary and is the standard of care for treatment of cleft and craniofacial anomalies. The team of specialists at ACH, work together to provide this standard of care for the treatment of the disorders listed below.
Specific Disorders Treated by the Craniofacial Anomalies Team:
Treatments & Services provided by the Craniofacial Anomalies Team:
Otoplasty is another name for fixing prominent ears. Having prominent ears is a congenital deformity that can be surgically corrected.
Rhinoplasty is the name given for nose surgery.
Orthognathic surgery is the type of surgery that can help with the position of the jaw. Orthognathic surgery can also correct conditions of the face related to structure, growth, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, malocclusion problems owing to skeletal disharmonies, or other orthodontic problems that cannot be easily treated with braces. Some children may need extra help when getting an aligned smile.
Myelomeningocele repairs are sometimes indicated for children that were born with their spinal cord showing.
Autologous Fat Grafting
Autologous Fat Grafting is a unique procedure that uses the patient's tissue to help plump another area of the body. This can be used in certain syndromes where there is a loss of soft tissue that can be disfiguring to a patient. The fat is usually taken from the abdomen where it is placed in another area of the body to help disguise dysmorphic congenital conditions. This can also benefit children that have scars that dimple the face, as well as Romberg's Syndrome or Treacher Collins. The goal is that the child will feel good about themselves, and feels less different from their peers.
Bony Reconstruction addresses the top of the head to the jaw bone.