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What causes plagiocephaly, oxycephaly, and scaphocephaly?

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In this solution, I discuss the nature of plagiocephaly, oxycephaly and scaphocephaly. What causes plagiocephaly, oxycephaly, and scaphocephaly is determined.

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Plagiocephaly is usually caused by improper rotation or positioning in infants when laid down. The recent push to lay infants on their backs to help prevent SIDS has lead to an increase in plagiocephaly since the infants are usually laid down with the head turned to one side or thr other. This constant pressure during a time when the bones ...

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