Congenital Torticollis

An infant with congenital torticollis

Torticollis, also known as "wryneck," is a condition in which your baby's head is tilted. One of your newborn's neck muscles is shortened. So the chin points to one shoulder, away from the shortened neck muscle. And the back of the head tilts toward the opposite shoulder.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics

Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics