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What are complications of torticollis?

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Without treatment, your baby might get complications, including:

  • Less control of his head
  • Limited reach on the affected side and less tracking with the eyes
  • Delays in sitting and walking
  • A problem feeding
  • Poor balance
  • Crooked crawling
  • Rolling onto one side only

From: What Is Torticollis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Conditions and Treatments -- Torticollis.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Congenital Muscular Torticollis.”

KidsHealth.org (The Nemours Foundation): “Infant Torticollis.”

Hospital for Special Surgery: “Congenital Muscular Torticollis -- An overview.”

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America: “Study Guide -- Congenital Muscular Torticollis.”

NIH. U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Klippel-Feil syndrome.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Conditions and Treatments -- Torticollis.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Congenital Muscular Torticollis.”

KidsHealth.org (The Nemours Foundation): “Infant Torticollis.”

Hospital for Special Surgery: “Congenital Muscular Torticollis -- An overview.”

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America: “Study Guide -- Congenital Muscular Torticollis.”

NIH. U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Klippel-Feil syndrome.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2018

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