Positional plagiocephaly (flattened head syndrome)PPositional plagiocephaly (flattened head syndrome)Positional plagiocephaly (flattened head syndrome)EnglishPlasticsNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)SkullBonesConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-11T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT7.0000000000000070.0000000000000589.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-ZInformation about positional plagiocephaly and how it is treated. Positional plagiocephaly is also known as flattened head syndrome.<h2>What is positional plagiocephaly?</h2> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Positional plagiocephaly</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/positional_plagiocephaly_MED_ILL_EN.png" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">A part of your baby’s skull can become flattened if your baby is always on their back or prefers to look in one direction.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Positional plagiocephaly is a medical term meaning flattening of the skull. It is also called flattened head syndrome. While positional plagiocephaly does not affect how a baby's brain develops, it can affect a baby's appearance. It can cause the baby's head and face to develop unevenly.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Positional plagiocephaly means flatting of the skull. It occurs when a baby lays on their back or looks in one position for too long.</li><li>Putting your baby to play on their tummy several times a day can help prevent positional plagiocephaly.</li><li>If your baby has positional plagiocephaly, your doctor may recommend using a technique called counterpositioning to help correct the problem.</li><li>Positional plagiocephaly is sometimes associated with another condition called torticollis, which is when the muscle on one side of the neck is shorter than on the other side.</li></ul><h2>Causes of positional plagiocephaly</h2> <p>Up until about 12 months of age, the bones of your baby's head are thin and flexible. This makes your baby's head very soft and easy to mold. Because a baby's skull is soft, constant pressure on one part of the skull causes flattening. If your baby is always on their back or if your baby prefers to looks in one direction, part of their skull may become flat.</p> <h2>Some information about torticollis</h2> <p>Your baby may also have another condition called torticollis. Torticollis occurs when a muscle of the neck, called the sternocleidomastoid, is shorter on one side of the neck than the other. The tight muscle causes the head to be tilted toward the side of the neck with the shortened muscle. The head turns away from that side. </p> <p>For more information, see <a href="/Article?contentid=947&language=French">Torticollis</a>.</p> <p>Plagiocephaly and torticollis are closely associated with one another. After assessing your child's head and neck, the therapist will design a home program for your baby. You may be given exercises and other recommendations.</p> <h2>Treating positional plagiocephaly</h2><p>If your baby has a flat spot, you may still be able to reshape it. You may want to talk to your doctor about repositioning your baby while they are awake and while asleep. This is called counter-positioning. To counter-position your baby, you will want to turn your baby slightly off their back at about a 45 degree angle. Use a firm crib roll to prevent your baby from rolling onto their tummy. This will take the pressure off the flat spot. You should continue this new position to keep your baby off the flat spot until their skull becomes round and even. Counter-positioning works best when your baby is less than six months old. This is because the skull is still soft and your baby is more likely to remain in one position. Counter-positioning also encourages your baby to look to the less-preferred side. </p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/torticollis_exercise_roll_positioning_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <h2>What to do if your baby only looks in only one direction</h2><p>If your baby prefers to look in one direction, encourage them to look to the less-preferred side until they look equally in both directions. Here are some things you can do:</p><ul><li>During playtime, use mobiles or brightly coloured toys to encourage your baby to look in the less-preferred direction.</li><li>When you are holding your baby, hold them in a way to encourage them to look in the less-preferred direction.</li><li>If your baby's crib is against the wall, put your baby at opposite ends of the crib each night. Babies prefer to look out into the room.</li><li>If your baby's crib is not against a wall, move a brightly coloured crib-safe toy to encourage them to look in a different direction each night.</li></ul><h2>When to call the doctor</h2> <p>If you have followed the suggestions in this guide and you are still concerned about your baby's head and/or neck, speak to your baby's doctor to learn about other help available. </p>
Plagiocéphalie positionnelle (syndrome de la tête plate)PPlagiocéphalie positionnelle (syndrome de la tête plate)Positional plagiocephaly (flattened head syndrome)FrenchPlasticsNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)SkullBonesConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-11T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT7.0000000000000070.0000000000000589.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-ZVoice des renseignements sur la plagiocéphalie positionnelle et la façon de la traiter. La plagiocéphalie positionnelle est aussi connue sous le nom de syndrome de la tête plate. <h2>Qu’est-ce que la plagiocéphalie positionnelle? </h2><p>La plagiocéphalie positionnelle est un terme médical qui signifie un aplatissement du crâne. On l’appelle aussi syndrome de la tête plate. Alors que la plagiocéphalie positionnelle ne touche pas la façon dont se développe le cerveau du bébé, elle peut en revanche affecter son apparence. Il peut en découler un développement irrégulier de la tête et du visage du bébé. </p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Plagiocéphalie positionnelle</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Positional_plagiocephaly_MED_ILL_fr.png" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Une partie du crâne du bébé peut s'aplatir s'il est toujours sur le dos ou s'il préfère regarder dans un sens.</figcaption> </figure><br><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>La plagiocéphalie positionnelle est un aplatissement du crâne. Elle se produit lorsqu’un bébé se couche sur le dos ou regarde dans une direction pendant trop longtemps.</li> <li>Placer votre bébé sur le ventre pour jouer plusieurs fois par jour peut aider à prévenir une plagiocéphalie positionnelle.</li> <li>Si votre bébé présente une plagiocéphalie positionnelle, il se peut que votre médecin vous recommande une technique appelée contre-positionnement afin d’aider à corriger le problème.</li> <li>La plagiocéphalie positionnelle est parfois associée à une autre maladie appelée torticolis; c’est lorsque le muscle d’un côté du cou est plus court que celui de l’autre côté.</li> </ul><h2>Causes de la plagiocéphalie positionnelle</h2> <p>Jusqu’à environ 12 mois, les os du crâne de votre bébé demeurent minces et souples. Sa tête est donc très molle et malléable. Parce que le crâne de votre bébé est mou, une tension constante d’un côté du crâne crée un aplatissement. Si votre bébé est constamment allongé sur le dos ou s’il préfère regarder toujours dans la même direction, il se peut qu’une partie de son crâne s'aplatisse.</p> <h2>Certains renseignements sur le torticolis</h2> <p>Il se peut que votre bébé soit atteint de <a href="/Article?contentid=947&language=French">torticolis</a>. Le torticolis se produit lorsqu’un muscle du cou, appelé muscle sterno-cléido-mastoïdien, est plus petit d’un côté du cou que l’autre. Le muscle contracté entraîne un basculement de la tête vers le côté du cou où le muscle est le plus court. La tête tourne de ce côté. </p> <p>La plagiocéphalie et le torticolis sont étroitement associés. Après avoir examiné la tête et le cou de votre enfant, le thérapeute élaborera un programme à domicile pour votre bébé. Il se peut que vous ayez des exercices et d’autres recommandations à suivre. </p> <h2>Traitement de la plagiocéphalie positionnelle</h2><p>Si votre bébé présente une zone aplatie, il vous est encore possible de la remodeler. Parlez à votre médecin du repositionnement de votre bébé pendant qu’il est réveillé ou qu’il dort. Cela s’appelle le contre positionnement. Pour placer autrement votre bébé, vous devrez le tourner légèrement sur le côté à un angle d’environ 45 degrés. Servez-vous d’un berceau ferme pour éviter qu’il ne roule sur le ventre. Cela relâchera la tension sur la zone aplatie. Conservez cette nouvelle position pour que votre bébé évite de se retrouver sur la zone aplatie de son crâne, jusqu’à ce qu'il redevienne rond et régulier. Le contre-positionnement fonctionne mieux lorsque le bébé est âgé de moins de six mois. En deçà de cet âge, le crâne est encore mou et il est plus probable que le bébé reste dans la même position. Le contre-positionnement encourage aussi votre bébé à regarder vers le côté de moindre intérêt pour lui. </p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/torticollis_exercise_roll_positioning_EQUIP_ILL_FR.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <h2>Que faire si votre bébé ne regarde que dans une direction</h2><p>Si votre bébé préfère ne regarder que dans une seule direction, encouragez-le à regarder vers une direction de moindre intérêt jusqu’à ce qu’il regarde de façon égale dans les deux directions. Voici, entre autres, ce que vous pourriez faire:</p><ul><li>Pendant la période de jeux, utilisez des jouets de couleur vive pour l’encourager à regarder dans une direction qui l'intéresse moins.</li><li>Lorsque vous tenez votre bébé, tenez-le de façon à l’encourager à regarder <span>dans une direction qui l'intéresse moins.</span></li><li>Si le berceau de votre bébé est contre le mur, couchez votre bébé avec sa tête vers la tête du lit ou vers le pied du lit, en alternant chaque nuit. Les bébés préfèrent regarder vers la chambre pultôt que le mur.</li><li>Si le berceau de votre bébé n’est pas contre le mur, placez un jouet de couleur vive et sans danger dans le berceau de façon à l’encourager à regarder dans une direction différente chaque nuit.</li></ul><h2>À quel moment appeler le médecin</h2> <p>Si vous avez suivi les instructions du présent guide et que vous êtes encore préoccupé par la tête et/ou du cou de votre bébé, parlez-en à votre médecin pour en apprendre sur d’autres formes d’aide disponible. </p>
وضعية الرأس الوارب (متلازمة الرأس المسطّح)ووضعية الرأس الوارب (متلازمة الرأس المسطّح)Positional plagiocephaly (flattened head syndrome)ArabicPlasticsNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)SkullBonesConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-11T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT7.0000000000000070.0000000000000589.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>معلومات عن وضعية الرأس الوارب وكيف يتم علاجها. وضعية الرأس الوارب تُعرف ايضا باسم متلازمة الرأس المسطّح.</p>
体位性斜头畸形(扁头综合症)体位性斜头畸形(扁头综合症)Positional plagiocephaly (flattened head syndrome)ChineseSimplifiedPlasticsNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)SkullBonesConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-11T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT70.00000000000007.00000000000000589.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z介绍体位性斜头及其治疗方法。体位性斜头也称作"扁头综合症"。
کج سری [فلیٹینڈ ہیڈ سنڈروم]ککج سری [فلیٹینڈ ہیڈ سنڈروم]Positional Plagiocephaly (Flattened Head Syndrome)UrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2011-03-11T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT70.00000000000007.00000000000000589.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Zکج سری اور اسکے علاج کے بارے میں معلومات۔ کج سری کو فلیٹینڈ ہیڈ سنڈروم بھی کہا جاتا ھے۔

 

 

Positional plagiocephaly (flattened head syndrome)24.0000000000000Positional plagiocephaly (flattened head syndrome)Positional plagiocephaly (flattened head syndrome)PEnglishPlasticsNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)SkullBonesConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-11T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT7.0000000000000070.0000000000000589.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-ZInformation about positional plagiocephaly and how it is treated. Positional plagiocephaly is also known as flattened head syndrome.<h2>What is positional plagiocephaly?</h2> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Positional plagiocephaly</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/positional_plagiocephaly_MED_ILL_EN.png" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">A part of your baby’s skull can become flattened if your baby is always on their back or prefers to look in one direction.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Positional plagiocephaly is a medical term meaning flattening of the skull. It is also called flattened head syndrome. While positional plagiocephaly does not affect how a baby's brain develops, it can affect a baby's appearance. It can cause the baby's head and face to develop unevenly.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Positional plagiocephaly means flatting of the skull. It occurs when a baby lays on their back or looks in one position for too long.</li><li>Putting your baby to play on their tummy several times a day can help prevent positional plagiocephaly.</li><li>If your baby has positional plagiocephaly, your doctor may recommend using a technique called counterpositioning to help correct the problem.</li><li>Positional plagiocephaly is sometimes associated with another condition called torticollis, which is when the muscle on one side of the neck is shorter than on the other side.</li></ul><h2>Causes of positional plagiocephaly</h2> <p>Up until about 12 months of age, the bones of your baby's head are thin and flexible. This makes your baby's head very soft and easy to mold. Because a baby's skull is soft, constant pressure on one part of the skull causes flattening. If your baby is always on their back or if your baby prefers to looks in one direction, part of their skull may become flat.</p> <h2>Some information about torticollis</h2> <p>Your baby may also have another condition called torticollis. Torticollis occurs when a muscle of the neck, called the sternocleidomastoid, is shorter on one side of the neck than the other. The tight muscle causes the head to be tilted toward the side of the neck with the shortened muscle. The head turns away from that side. </p> <p>For more information, see <a href="/Article?contentid=947&language=French">Torticollis</a>.</p> <p>Plagiocephaly and torticollis are closely associated with one another. After assessing your child's head and neck, the therapist will design a home program for your baby. You may be given exercises and other recommendations.</p> <h2>Treating positional plagiocephaly</h2><p>If your baby has a flat spot, you may still be able to reshape it. You may want to talk to your doctor about repositioning your baby while they are awake and while asleep. This is called counter-positioning. To counter-position your baby, you will want to turn your baby slightly off their back at about a 45 degree angle. Use a firm crib roll to prevent your baby from rolling onto their tummy. This will take the pressure off the flat spot. You should continue this new position to keep your baby off the flat spot until their skull becomes round and even. Counter-positioning works best when your baby is less than six months old. This is because the skull is still soft and your baby is more likely to remain in one position. Counter-positioning also encourages your baby to look to the less-preferred side. </p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/torticollis_exercise_roll_positioning_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <h2>What to do if your baby only looks in only one direction</h2><p>If your baby prefers to look in one direction, encourage them to look to the less-preferred side until they look equally in both directions. Here are some things you can do:</p><ul><li>During playtime, use mobiles or brightly coloured toys to encourage your baby to look in the less-preferred direction.</li><li>When you are holding your baby, hold them in a way to encourage them to look in the less-preferred direction.</li><li>If your baby's crib is against the wall, put your baby at opposite ends of the crib each night. Babies prefer to look out into the room.</li><li>If your baby's crib is not against a wall, move a brightly coloured crib-safe toy to encourage them to look in a different direction each night.</li></ul><h2>Preventing positional plagiocephaly </h2><p>To prevent your baby from developing a flattened skull, change their position often. Put your baby on their tummy to play several times a day. Use a firm play surface such as a carpeted floor or an activity mat on the floor. </p><p>"<a href="/article?contentid=296&language=English">Tummy time</a>" will also help your baby:</p><ul><li>develop early control of their head</li><li>strengthen the muscles in their upper body</li><li>learn to roll over</li><li>reach for objects</li><li>learn to crawl</li></ul><h2>How to make tummy time more enjoyable</h2> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/torticollis_exercise_tummy_time_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Here are some ways to help your baby learn to love playtime on their tummy:</p><ul><li>Lay your baby on your chest. This is a good way to get your baby used to lying on their tummy.</li><li>Put your baby on their tummy after each diaper change. Add a little extra tummy time each day.</li><li>Give your baby support by putting a rolled towel under their chest. </li><li>Prop your baby's arms in front of the towel.</li><li>Give your baby lots of interesting things to look at while on their tummy. Put brightly coloured toys or a mirror directly in front of them. </li></ul><p>For more information, see <a href="/Article?contentid=296&language=English">Tummy time</a>.</p><h2>When to call the doctor</h2> <p>If you have followed the suggestions in this guide and you are still concerned about your baby's head and/or neck, speak to your baby's doctor to learn about other help available. </p> plagiocephalyhttps://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/positional_plagiocephaly_MED_ILL_EN.pngPositional plagiocephaly (flattened head syndrome)

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