Tongue-tie and frenotomy: what evidence do we have and what do we need?

Jonathan Walsh and David E Tunkel
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00806
Published online: 5 February 2018

We remain uncertain about which infants will benefit from surgical treatment

Ankyloglossia in newborns with breastfeeding difficulties has been diagnosed and treated in North America with increasing frequency over the past ten years.1,2 Kapoor and colleagues3 report in this issue of the MJA that frenotomy rates in Australia increased by 420% between 2006 and 2016, with differences between states and territories in the magnitude of the change.

  • Jonathan Walsh
  • David E Tunkel

  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States of America


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