Krivosheya in newborns
Krivosheya is a disease that often occurs in infants and is rarely seen by inexperienced parents at the initial stage of the disease. Even if parents know about the existence of such a disease, its manifestation in a sedentary newborn is usually not noticeable, and the doctor often indicates the existence of a problem during the first or second examination. True, most doctors consider true tortoise to be a congenital malformation, but in virtually all cases, the true and acquired torticollis in infants are eliminated with due patience and perseverance.
Expressed signs of torticollis are detected by doctors in the maternity hospital, and the mother at the discharge receives a recommendation to consult an orthopedist. But more often the defect is expressed weakly, therefore doctors can not determine the presence of the disease in a short period of stay in the hospital. Signs of torticollis show up over time, and moms need to know what points to pay attention to, and in which case it is necessary to show the baby to a specialist.
The following signs indicate the presence of torticollis in the infant:
• The crumb slightly tilts back his head and constantly tilts it in one direction;
• the baby in this position, turning around with his face, looks in the opposite direction;
• if the head is not noticed in the first month of life, the infants will become slightly sloping because of the forced position, one scapula may be higher than the other.