Since an infant's skull is so soft and malleable, there are many factors that can contribute to Plagiocephaly. For example, position in the womb, Torticollis, Prematurity, Back Sleeping, Convenience Devices, etc.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Plagiocephaly is a very common and treatable disorder. It causes a baby’s head to have a flattened appearance. This develops when an infant’s soft skull becomes flattened in one area, due to repeated pressure on one part of the head. Our office will review your child's full medical history and conduct a physical exam to reach a diagnosis. After receiving a diagnosis we will be able to give you recommendations on possible treatment options like corrective helmets and possibly surgery.