An assistive device for the treatment of positional plagiocephaly

Benjamin S. Carson, Daniel Muñoz, Gayle Gross, Craig A. Vanderkolk, Carol S. James, Judy Gates, Marisa North, Michael McKnight, Michael Guarnieri

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Abstract

An assistive device (AD) was used to treat 122 infants with moderate-to-severe positional plagiocephaly. Clinical evaluations indicate that the AD provided the most benefit when applied to 2- to 8-month-old children. Our results suggest that the AD may join molding helmets and physical therapy as a treatment for moderate-to-severe positional plagiocephaly in infants under the age of 1 year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2000

Keywords

  • Cranial molding
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Head bands
  • Helmets
  • Positional plagiocephaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Carson, B. S., Muñoz, D., Gross, G., Vanderkolk, C. A., James, C. S., Gates, J., North, M., McKnight, M., & Guarnieri, M. (2000). An assistive device for the treatment of positional plagiocephaly. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 11(2), 177-183. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001665-200011020-00014