Apert Syndrome

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Common Description

Apert Syndrome is a Craniosynostosis Syndrome, that involves the premature fusion of multiple cranial sutures and associated facial abnormalities.

Medical Description


  • Premature fusion of cranial sutures results in forehead being high and the back of the skull being flattened
  • Jaws are mal-positioned with the upper jaw being small and an "open-bite" common
  • Zygomatic bones are almost non-existent
  • Bulging eyes, with anti-mongolian slant
  • Facial asymmetry of the nose and forehead are sometimes present
  • Clefts of the soft palate are common
  • Deafness due to fixation of hearing bones occurs frequently
  • Fusion of fingers and/or toes
  • Bony fixation of elbow, shoulder and hip are common
  • Development delay is possible

Our Recommendation

Protocol management by a craniofacial team from birth to maturity.

Treatment Protocol

Professor David, has developed a protocol, in conjunction with the Australian Craniofacial Unit, that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. This treatment extends from birth until early adulthood when full development is complete.


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Contact Information

David David Medical Services
226 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide
South Australia, 5006
T (61) 8 8267 1466
F (61) 8 8267 3403