Management of positional plagiocephaly

Saeed, N. R.; Wall, S. A.; Dhariwal, D. K.
January 2008
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jan2008, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p82
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study on positional plagiocephaly and management of the condition with helmet therapy. According to the study, positional plagiocephaly is the most common type of cranial asymmetry in children and infants. It is also related to post-natal condition which arises due to external forces acting on a flexible cranial skeleton. There are controversies with helmet therapy because helmets, to be effective, should be worn at least 23 hours a day, and this can lead to problems with contact dermatitis, pressure sores and skin irritation..


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