Preclinical pathways to treatment in infants with positional cranial deformity

Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg


Positional plagiocephaly in infants is frequent. As well as positioning, physiotherapy, and osteopathy, helmet therapy is an effective treatment option. The outcome also depends on the timely initiation of treatment. We investigated the preclinical pathways to treatment. Parents of 218 affected children were interviewed. Data were collected regarding detection and the treatments used prior to the first craniofacial consultation at the study clinic in Germany. Descriptive and statistical analyses were performed. For 78.4% of the children, the cranial deformities were first detected at

Kluba, S Lypke, J Kraut, W Krimmel, M Haas-Lude, K Reinert, S eng Denmark Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Oct;43(10):1171-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2014.05.011. Epub 2014 Jul 15.