Genial Tubercle Advancement

The muscles of the tongue are attached to the inside of the jaw. A simple surgical procedure was performed under general anaesthesia where a block of bone was moved from the inside surface of the jawbone, moved forward, and anchored in that forward position. There was great optimism that this would bring the base of the tongue forward in a predictable, reliable and permanent fashion. Unfortunately this has not proven to be the case.

Genial Tubercle Advancement for the controlled forward displacement of the tongue base is very rarely practiced nowadays because results are not predictable.