RESEARCH

HEADSHAPE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH

Treated Versus Untreated Positional Head Deformity

The authors found clear improvement in nonsynostotic head deformity treated with an individual molding helmet and no clear evidence of improvement of absolute measurements in untreated cranial deformity within a 5-year follow-up period.

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Comparison between Early and Late Interventions

This study demonstrates that when the treatment of cranial asymmetry is initiated between 3-6 months of life, the best symmetry outcomes are obtained within a shorter time, as compared with a later intervention time.

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2016 Neurological Surgeons Conclusion on the Role of Cranial Molding Orthoses

There is a fairly substantive body of non-randomized evidence that demonstrates more significant and faster improvement of cranial shape in infants with positional plagiocephaly treated with a helmet as compared to conservative therapy, especially if the deformity is severe, and provided that helmet therapy is applied during the appropriate period of infancy

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A Sleeping & Supine Approach to the Management of Infant Headshape Asymmetry: Made Possible by 3D Printing

Knowledge that current research evidence suggests improved outcomes and reduced treatment times are possible with early intervention was coupled with 3D printing technology to design an innovative treatment program for infants with positional cranial deformation. This new treatment option has been shown to allow this population to access early care without the associated limitations of current CRO technology.  Quantitative 3D data showed excellent head shape symmetry outcomes, while parent compliance, satisfaction and acceptance exceeds previous reports in the literature for this population.

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