This does not sound like a fun way to spend an off-season.
“I couldn’t do it anymore, feeling the way I was feeling,” he said. “I was like, ‘I need to have the surgery or I’m not going play anymore.’ That’s how bad it was.”
Dr. Leonard Kaban, the chief of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, broke Napoli’s upper and lower jaw and moved them forward. That doubled the space in his airway.
Kaban inserted a titanium plate and several screws to ...
The procedure, called bimaxillary advancement surgery, separates the front portions of the lower and upper jaw and moves them forward to allow for more room behind the tongue, reducing the chances of obstruction.
To combat sleep apnea. This sounds deeply unpleasent. And I certainly hope it does a little better than ‘reducing the chances’ for him continuing to have the issue.
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