Muscular torticollis can be induced by birth trauma or in-utero malposition, resulting in the shortening of the sterno-cleido-mastoid muscle. Affecting about one in every 9,000 infants, torticollis causes craniofacial asymmetry and is characterized by a tilted head and affected rotation combined with a palpable knot in the neck. Treatments such as physical therapy and a molding helmet are used to correct torticollis, but if the condition does not respond to initial treatment, reconstructive surgery should be considered. Double board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology, Dr. Fernando Burstein applies over 25 years of facial reconstruction experience to provide a minimally invasive treatment for torticollis.
To treat muscular torticollis, Dr. Burstein has developed a unique endoscopic treatment technique to release scar tissue in the affected sterno-cleido-mastoid muscle. Using an endoscopic approach, post-operative complication risks are decreased and scarring is hidden within the hairline. Watch the video to learn more about the procedure, diagnosis, and results.
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