Brachycephaly

The positional brachycephaly is a cranial deformity consisting of symmetrical flattening of the back of the head.
It’s usually seen in infants who sleep always in supine position, looking at the sky.
The head is shorter than normal, and to compensate, may be wider in the front view or higher in the back in a side view. In these cases the cranial index is high, usually between 90 and 100 or above 100 in the most severe cases.

Infants with brachycephaly are often hypotonic and can have motor delays.

DOC Band®is an orthopedic cranial dynamic band which was released internationally in 1986 and has treated over 100.000 cases of brachycephaly and other deformities.

It’s usually seen in infants who sleep always in supine position, looking at the sky.

degrees of brachycephaly

Brachycephaly causes and results with DOC Band® treatment

Causes

We explain the main causes of brachycephaly

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Diagnosis

An expert or parents can make the diagnosis. We explain how

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Prevention

How to put the baby to sleep so he doesn't have brachycephaly?

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