Posterior positional plagiocephaly treated with cranial remodeling orthosis.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_C5F769396172
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Posterior positional plagiocephaly treated with cranial remodeling orthosis.
Périodique
Swiss medical weekly
Auteur(s)
de Ribaupierre S., Vernet O., Rilliet B., Cavin B., Kalina D., Leyvraz P-
ISSN
1424-7860 (Print)
ISSN-L
0036-7672
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
30/06/2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
137
Numéro
25-26
Pages
368-372
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Since the recommendation that infants sleep in the supine position, there has been an increase in cases of posterior positional plagiocephaly. Even though this condition is a purely cosmetic problem, if it is severe it may affect the child psychologically. Positioning may help in mild or moderate cases, but more active treatment may be necessary in severe cases.
A prospective study of 260 children treated by dynamic orthotic cranioplasty for posterior positional plagiocephaly was conducted in Lausanne from 1995 to 2001. Construction of these cranial remodelling helmets is decribed in detail.
The treatment lasted 3 months on average, was effective, well tolerated, and had zero morbidity. The ideal period for initiating this therapy is between the ages of 4 and 6 months.
The remodelling helmet is a convincing option which can be recommended in infants with posterior positional plagiocephaly whose skull deformity is not satisfactorily corrected by physiotherapy. It should always be used before surgery is considered for patients with recognised positional plagiocephaly in the first year of life.

Mots-clé
Equipment Design, Female, Head Protective Devices, Humans, Infant, Male, Orthotic Devices, Plagiocephaly, Nonsynostotic/therapy, Supine Position, Switzerland
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Web of science
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25/01/2008 14:13
Dernière modification de la notice
11/06/2018 12:39
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