Glossectomy

Glossectomy

Glossectomy Let's talk total glossectomy for a minute.   I've actually worked with multiple partial glossectomies in my career and recently have had 2 total glossectomy patients. It seems like a pretty difficult task, right?  Getting someone to eat and drink again with no tongue. Taking the tongue out of the equation of swallowing makes the [...]

Measuring Lingual Range of Motion

Measuring Lingual Range of Motion

Strength Vs. Range of Motion For so long, we have focused on lingual strength and range-of-motion. Instruments for Measurement The Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI) and the Tongue Press have all been developed to give us visual and numeric strength measurements of the tongue. The Research We finally have a measurement scale for lingual range of [...]