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Deformational Plagiocephaly Clinic

We offer a comprehensive clinic for children who have an asymmetrical or uneven head shape known as deformational or positional plagiocephaly. With deformational plagiocephaly, the back or side of the skull is flattened. This is often due to babies spending more time on their backs for sleep, which has been very effective in reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Most cases of deformational plagiocephaly are successfully treated by repositioning the baby during sleep and feeding, providing supervised tummy time and reducing the amount of time spent in infant seats or swings. If simple repositioning doesn’t improve the flattening, our craniofacial surgeons may prescribe custom bands or molding helmets that apply mild pressure to the prominent areas and allow for growth in the flattened areas.

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