Cleidocranial Dysplasia Treatment

Cleidocranial dysplasia ocurs during pregnancy. It is all about the deformed structure of the body. As it is an I herited disease and a birth defect, so no medication can treat it. Bones and teeth can only be treated with supportive therapies.

If the deformity of cranium and clavicle bone is severe, then surgical correction of the bone is necessary to avoid further worsening of deformity. In case of dysplasia of conceiving mother, cesarian is recommended for delivery of baby. There are different surgeries to correct different parts of body having bone deformity. Like the following surgeries.

Cranium and facial deformity can be treated via surgical procedure which is named as craniofacial surgery. In this surgery, the structure of the cranium and face is corrected like miss arrangement of jaw line, teeth and eyes etc. This surgical procedure is specially designed to treat congenital diseases. It correct the deformities of jaw, neck, face, head and other associated structures. The bones are manipulated and it is not specific to tissues.

Coxa Vera can be treated with corrective femoral osteotomies. If it left untreated, then later it may lead to arthritis. So treatment is necessary. In case of brachial plexus, patient may experience pain and irritation and numbness in the specific area. Pain killers can be prescribed to relief pain and irritation.
The excision of fragments of clavicle bone can be performed as it will decompress the brachial plexus. This decompression will ultimately treat pain and irritation of brachial plexus.

Open fontanelle is a main symptom of cleidocranial dysplasia. To treat this deformed skull, a head gear is used. The head gear should be appropriate and according to the size of head. This head gear helps to protect head from external environment and injuries. Head gear are used to join the apart fontanelle.

Miss arrangement of jaw line is another important symptom of cleidocranial dysplasia. For that purpose, proper dental care is required. If there is diagnosed any cleft palate, then surgery should be performed to treat this. Through this surgery, the opening will be closed or blocked.
If there is a doubt about hearing loss of new born, then hearing evaluations are performed to check the activity of ears.

The above mentioned conditions and treatment were obvious in this dysplasia. It further leads to different medical conditions like sinus infections, sleep apnea and ear infections. All these conditions occur due to late development of craniofacial features.

Children with cleidocranial dysplasia may have some speech and language problems. So a speech pathologist should check the child about his speech and language activity. Counseling is an important part of the treatment. Counseling makes the will power stronger. A physician or pharmacist should counsil the families and parents about this genetics thing.

All the above mentioned treatments are supportive and symptomatic treatments. Close Monitoring is required to check the development of the bones and teeth of the children. It is still under investigation to find out more appropriate treatment plans for cleidocranial dysplasia.

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