(October 28, 2016) Physical therapy—with helmet therapy if needed—is the recommended treatment for most infants with position-related flattening of the skull (plagiocephaly), according to a new set of clinical guidelines in the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
“Evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of positional plagiocephaly are necessary and important to deal with this common disorder,” writes Dr. Ann Marie Flannery of Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Lafayette, La., and colleagues. An Executive Summary of the new guidelines is published in the November issue of Neurosurgery in addition to summaries of each individual chapter. The full-text versions of the guidelines are available on the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ Guidelines website.
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