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Micrognathia is a symptom where the lower is jaw is smaller than the upper jaw. It is usually part of other inherited disorders or genetic syndromes. Micrognathia is sometimes called Mandibular Hypoplasia and can interfere with an infants feeding and breathing. When this occurs, you may need home medical equipment for people with Micrognathia.

Genetic Syndromes Where Micrognathia Is Present

Problems with Micrognathia

Problems with feeding and breathing may occur with your child. Although the jaw normally grows a lot during puberty correcting the problem, your infant may need help now. It is important that you have your child evaluated and follow necessary procedures to ensure they are getting an adequate supply of nutrition and oxygen. Symptoms vary from child to child and include:

Treatments For Micrognathia

Children with Micrognathia differ in the need for treatment and which treatments are offered. Non-surgical therapies include:

Prone Positioning – If your child sleeps on his stomach, the positioning thrusts his tongue base forward to clear his airway.

Nasopharyngeal Airways – This is a flexible tube with a flared end that can be inserted into your child’s nostril and into the nasal passageway to create an open airway.

Special Nipples – Special nipples and feeding methods are available for your infant with

Micrognathia

In some cases, your child may require surgery. Surgical treatments include:

RSVP Home Care – Medical Equipment for People with Micrognathia

RSVP Home Care is a home care company owned and operated by respiratory therapists who are dedicated to helping you and your child achieve the best care and lifestyle possible. We have the medical equipment necessary to help with all your families’ needs arising from Micrognathia. We also offer 24-hour support to help in time of need. Call RSVP Home Care for your medical equipment for people with Micrognathia.

Equipment Listing

RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT

Ventilators – LTV 950 and 1150 Trilogy

Ventilator supplies; circuits, humidifiers

CPAP/NIPPV/BI-Level

Aerosol compressors (50 PSI) & supplies

Nebulizers & supplies

Suction machines & supplies (oral and tracheal)

Trach. Tubes (Shiley, Bivona, Smiths) standard & custom sizes

Tracheostomy supplies

Cough-assist devices

OXYGEN EQUIPMENT

Oxygen concentrators

High pressure systems

Oximeters and Probes

ENTERALS

Enteral pumps & poles

Nutrients & feeding kits

G-tubes, N/G tubes & supplies

MIC-KEY buttons & supplies

OTHER SUPPLIES

Complete line of dressings & gauze supplies

Incontinent supplies & Uri logical supplies