Is STARband the answer?
What It Is
The STARband, Cranial Remolding Orthosis, is part of Orthomerica's STAR Family of Cranial Remolding Orthoses that provides effective management and treatment of a wide variety of head shape abnormalities. Since 2001, infants have been successfully treated with the STARband throughout the United States and around the globe. The STAR Family of Cranial Remolding Orthoses has been used to treat Deformational Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly and Scaphocephaly in infants 3-18 months. More recently, Orthomerica has received FDA clearance for the STAR Family of Cranial Remolding Orthoses for post-operative Craniosynostosis.
Why It Works
Cranial remolding treatment is only effective if you have adequate control over the areas of bossing (bulging) and allow adequate room for growth in the flattened areas. That being said, it is paramount that the holding areas of the helmet match the exact anatomy of your child to prevent skin complications. Treatment with a STARband begins with an initial laser scan of your baby's head with a STARscanner. The scan takes less than 2 seconds and enables us to create a custom cranial remolding helmet that is accurate to 0.5mm, ensuring that your child gets the best possible clinical outcome.
Who is Orthomerica Anyway?
Orthomerica is an industry leading developer of custom orthotics and maintains a close association with Orthotists worldwide to continue to advance technologies and treatments for adults as well as children and babies. It is this wide-ranging involvement with all aspects of orthoses and treatments that has positioned Orthomerica as a pioneer and leader in the treatment of Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly, Scaphocephaly and other head shape abnormalities.