Assessing the Cervical Range of Motion in Infants With Positional Plagiocephaly

Massimiliano Murgia, Teresa Venditto, Marco Paoloni, Brunilda Hodo, Rosaria Alcuri, Andrea Bernetti, Valter Santilli, Massimiliano Mangone

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PURPOSE:: To determine if infants with positional plagiocephaly have limitations of active and passive cervical range of motion measured with simple and reliable methods. METHODS:: The examiners assessed bilateral active and passive cervical rotations and passive cervical lateral flexion. Cervical assessment was performed twice by 2 different physicians to assess intertester reliability. To assess intratester reliability the first investigator performed a second examination 48?hours after the first one. RESULTS:: One-hundred nine subjects were analyzed; 70.7% of the sample had head positional preference on the right, while 29.3% had head positional preference on the left (χ 35.52, P?

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - May 12 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery


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