Does All Plagiocephaly Look the Same?

When your child’s pediatrician first speaks the word – plagiocephaly – it can be a scary time as a parent. Questions begin to swim around in your mind and knowing which to ask can be a daunting task. Once the dust settles on this new diagnosis you can start to piece together the next best […]

The facts you need to know about Flat Head Syndrome in babies

The facts you need to know about Flat Head Syndrome in babies Human head shape shows quite a bit of natural variation, but flat isn’t normal. If your child has a spot that feel flat to the touch on his or her skull, you might have sought help from your pediatrician or family doctor. Curiosity […]

Craniosynostosis treatment

Craniosynostosis Treatment In minor cases of craniosynostosis no treatment may be required, or helmeting may be recommended for a short period of time. In general, however, the preferred treatment for craniosynostosis is surgery. There are three main goals for all craniosynostosis surgeries: Improving physical appearance Allowing the brain to grow freely Relieving pressure on the […]

What is craniosynostosis and how is it diagnosed?

What is craniosynostosis and how is it diagnosed? If your infant has a misshapen or flattened head, it is very important that you get an accurate diagnosis of the cause.  Although the majority of head flattening is caused by external pressure on an area of the baby’s head, it is possible that there could be […]