Can The Ear Be Moved Back In Plagiocephaly?

Q: Dr. Eppley, May I ask about the ear when plagiocephaly is present. Is it possible to move the ear even a little bit? If the bone behind the ear will be reduced?

A: The answer is no asthe ear is fixed by the external auditory canal so no anteroposterior movement is possible. The protrusion of the cartilage can be setback if it exists but you can’t physically move where the ear is positioned on the side of the head.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana