Does your baby have Plagiocephaly or Flat Head Syndrome?

Plagiocephaly or Flat Head Syndrome is when a baby develops a flat spot on one side or the back of the head.

The dotted red line indicates a normal head shape.

 

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As a craniofacial surgeon who has treated hundreds of patients with head shape anomalies, including plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis, I can attest to the fact that use of the STARscanner is vital in providing treatment for these infants. The STARscanner is fast and well-tolerated by the youngest pediatric population. It is non-invasive with no radiation exposure, it provides accurate measurements for the best possible fit of the orthotic helmet and allows for comparison scans which are crucial in tracking the patient’s progress during treatment. Tracking changes in head shapes over time, as part of the evaluation, provides consistent criteria for determining when helmet treatment is indicated. In addition, the STARscanner provides more measurements to evaluate head shape than taking measurements by hand and is far more accurate. Without a doubt, the STARscanner is a revolutionary device in helping to provide the best available treatment for infants with craniofacial anomalies.
— G. E. Ghali, DDS, MD, FACS, FRCS(Ed)
 
Our institution offers both the endoscopic-assisted strip craniectomy and open treatments (such as fronto-orbital advancement) to patients with craniosynostosis. For the open operation, I control the postoperative head shape outcome; however, in the endoscopic procedure the orthotist dictates the head shape outcome. A skillful orthotist and constant communication are required for success. The use of the STARscanner is vital in providing this visual communication for these infants, as many patients live far away. The STARscanner provides accurate measurements for the best possible fit of the orthotic helmet and allows for comparison scans which are crucial in tracking the patient’s progress during treatment.
— Kamlesh B. Patel MD
 
The information gained with the STARscanner provides a critical part by assisting in the diagnosis of the asymmetry and providing guidance in the evaluation of the treatment protocols, including both physical therapy and cranial orthosis. It allows us to not only create and manage orthotic helmets when necessary, but also, to manage total patient care. It provides accurate, reproducible and understandable objective data for the family and the caregiver.
— Frank A. Vicari, M.D., FACS, FAAP

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