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☞ Download Referrals for orthotic evaluation are recommended for deformational plagiocephaly (Types 3-5), and for deformational brachycephaly (Types 2-3).


☞ Download Infant head shape type of assymmetry and disproportion.


Clinical classification of positional plagiocephaly, Argenta L, David L, Thompson J. J Craniofac Surg. 2004 May;15(3):368-72. doi: 10.1097/00001665-200405000-00004. Erratum in: J Craniofac Surg. 2004 Jul;15(4):705.

  Further reading

Safe Sleep, Plagiocephaly, and Brachycephaly: Assessment, Risks, Treatment, and When to Refer, Marshall JM, Shahzad F. Pediatr Ann. 2020 Oct 1;49(10):e440-e447. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20200922-02.

Three-Dimensional versus Two-Dimensional Evaluations of Cranial Asymmetry in Deformational Plagiocephaly Using a Three-Dimensional Scanner, Kato R, Nagano N, Hashimoto S, Saito K, Miyabayashi H, Noto T, Morioka I. Children (Basel). 2022 May 27;9(6):788. doi: 10.3390/children9060788. Full text

Development and Validation of a Prediction Model for the Treatment Time of Deformational Head Shapes Using a Cranial Remolding Orthosis, Graham T, Wang J. Children (Basel). 2022 Mar 4;9(3):354. doi: 10.3390/children9030354. Full text

Effects of Initial Age and Severity on Cranial Remolding Orthotic Treatment for Infants with Deformational Plagiocephaly, Graham T, Adams-Huet B, Gilbert N, Witthoff K, Gregory T, Walsh M. J Clin Med. 2019 Jul 24;8(8):1097. doi: 10.3390/jcm8081097. Full text

Relationship between starting age of cranial-remolding-orthosis therapy and effectiveness of treatment in children with deformational plagiocephaly, Han MH, Kang JY, Han HY, Cho YH, Jang DH. Childs Nerv Syst. 2017 Aug;33(8):1349-1356. doi: 10.1007/s00381-017-3427-9. Epub 2017 May 8.

Argenta clinical classification of deformational plagiocephaly, Branch LG, Kesty K, Krebs E, Wright L, Leger S, David LR. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 May;26(3):606-10. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000001511.

Clinical classification of deformational plagiocephaly according to Argenta: a reliability study, Spermon J, Spermon-Marijnen R, Scholten-Peeters W. J Craniofac Surg. 2008 May;19(3):664-8. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31816ae3ec.

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