Positional Plagiocephaly

What Is Positional Plagiocephaly?

The flattening of one side of your baby’s head is called plagiocephaly. Positional plagiocephaly, also known as deformational plagiocephaly, is the most common type of plagiocephaly. As you know, your baby’s head is “soft.” This softness is necessary to allow for the rapid growth a baby experiences, especially in the first year of life. It also makes your baby’s head susceptible to temporary flattening if he or she frequently lies on just one side of the head. Positional plagiocephaly is usually an issue only in the first few months of life, because infants cannot yet turn by themselves.

Our craniofacial team includes internationally renowned surgeons and 18 clinical specialists, all who are dedicated to helping families with children affected by head and neck birth defects. Our goal is to provide your child with the best possible comprehensive treatment by using the latest technology and time-honored, heart-felt care.

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