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Congenital muscular torticollis.

Nilesh K, Mukherji S - Ann Maxillofac Surg (2013)

Bottom Line: It presents in newborn infants or young children with reported incidence ranging from 0.3% to 2%.Owing to effective shortening of SCM on the involved side there is ipsilateral head tilt and contralateral rotation of the face and chin.This article reports a case of CMT in a 3½-year-old male child successfully managed by surgical release of the involved SCM followed by physiotherapy.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is a rare congenital musculoskeletal disorder characterized by unilateral shortening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM). It presents in newborn infants or young children with reported incidence ranging from 0.3% to 2%. Owing to effective shortening of SCM on the involved side there is ipsilateral head tilt and contralateral rotation of the face and chin. This article reports a case of CMT in a 3½-year-old male child successfully managed by surgical release of the involved SCM followed by physiotherapy.

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Mentions: Patient was immobilized in the corrected position with adjustable torticollis brace from third postoperative day [Figure 3]. Simultaneously, the patient was referred to physiotherapist and a rigorous regimen of exercise involving head and neck manipulation through the full range of motion was given for a period of 12 weeks, 3 times every week. Patient at 12 months review shows the complete range of head and neck movements with no head tilt and neck stiffness [Figure 4].


Congenital muscular torticollis.

Nilesh K, Mukherji S - Ann Maxillofac Surg (2013)

Torticollis brace worn by the patient postoperatively
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Figure 3: Torticollis brace worn by the patient postoperatively
Mentions: Patient was immobilized in the corrected position with adjustable torticollis brace from third postoperative day [Figure 3]. Simultaneously, the patient was referred to physiotherapist and a rigorous regimen of exercise involving head and neck manipulation through the full range of motion was given for a period of 12 weeks, 3 times every week. Patient at 12 months review shows the complete range of head and neck movements with no head tilt and neck stiffness [Figure 4].

Bottom Line: It presents in newborn infants or young children with reported incidence ranging from 0.3% to 2%.Owing to effective shortening of SCM on the involved side there is ipsilateral head tilt and contralateral rotation of the face and chin.This article reports a case of CMT in a 3½-year-old male child successfully managed by surgical release of the involved SCM followed by physiotherapy.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is a rare congenital musculoskeletal disorder characterized by unilateral shortening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM). It presents in newborn infants or young children with reported incidence ranging from 0.3% to 2%. Owing to effective shortening of SCM on the involved side there is ipsilateral head tilt and contralateral rotation of the face and chin. This article reports a case of CMT in a 3½-year-old male child successfully managed by surgical release of the involved SCM followed by physiotherapy.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus