Ankyloglossia affects from 3 to 10% of all newborns worldwide and those with moderate to severely tethered tongues can have significant difficulty with breastfeeding. The current state of technology for lingual frenotomy is having a surgical assistant retract the tongue with their fingers, while the surgeon takes a pair of scissors and performs a freehand cut of the frenulum. The Tongue Retractor stabilizes the lingual frenulum and protects the surrounding structures of the mouth during this surgical procedure.
- Awardee Marvin Wang, MD, Massachusetts General Hospitals for Children
- Type Pre-Seed
- Website http://www.massgeneral.org/children/