What is Plagiocephaly?


Plagiocephaly often results from external forces applied to the soft infant skull.

There are actually three different types of misshapen heads. As causes of plagiocephaly are combined, it’s not uncommon to see heads that illustrate two of the deformities.

 

 

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What causes plagiocephaly?

A parent’s first instinct is to wonder “what did I do to my baby to cause this?” Guilt is common, but there are many factors that can contribute to plagiocephaly and chances are, it was nothing you did intentionally.

A baby’s skull is so soft and malleable until the sutures fuse around two years of age. For this reason, any external forces, whether during the pregnancy or in the infant’s daily life, can contribute to the head shape. The good news is that the shape can be redirected into a normal head shape using the DOC Band®.
 
Why treat plagiocephaly?

Treating your child's plagiocephaly can be done at an early age before they'll even remember it. However, we know that your family's decision is often more complicated and includes many other factors to make this decision. We hope that we can provide information to help you address some of those concerns.

 
Plagiocephaly Treatment

The DOC Band is the only product of its kind with proven outcomes. Each patient is documented at the beginning and end of treatment and their photos speak volumes.

 
Plagiocephaly FAQs

Plagiocephaly can be overwhelming for parents and families. The good news is that it's not life threatening and it is easily treated.

 
Plagiocephaly Education

Check out our portable version of everything you need to know about plagiocephaly!

 
Plagiocephaly in the News

Read about some of the coverage plagiocephaly has received in the news!

 





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