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A pneumatic orthotic cranial molding helmet for correcting positional plagiocephaly.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Lee, WT; Richards, K; Redhed, J; Papay, FA
Published in: J Craniofac Surg
January 2006

The objective of this study was o determine the efficacy of a newly developed pneumatic orthotic cranial molding helmet for correcting positional plagiocephaly. The design was retrospective and the setting was a tertiary care center. Subjects were all patients in whom positional plagiocephaly has been diagnosed and who have been fitted by the Orthotics and Prosthetics Department for the helmet. Diagonal cranial lengths and widths were measured at each visit. Analysis included the calculation of the ratio change in oblique diameters compared with time, patient's age, and head circumference. Seventy-five patients met inclusion criteria (50 boys, 25 girls). Patients with pneumatic orthotic cranial molding helmet therapy had significantly improved outcomes as compared with pretreatment measurements (P < or = 0.0001). The helmet did not limit cranial growth as evidenced by significant normalization of the oblique measurement ratio when compared with increasing cranial circumference and age (P = 0.0003, P < or = 0.0001, respectively). The pneumatic orthotic cranial molding helmet successfully corrects positional plagiocephaly and does not hinder cranial growth.

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J Craniofac Surg

DOI

ISSN

1049-2275

Publication Date

January 2006

Volume

17

Issue

1

Start / End Page

139 / 144

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Time Factors
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Pressure
  • Polymers
  • Plagiocephaly, Nonsynostotic
  • Orthotic Devices
  • Male
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant
 

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Lee, W. T., Richards, K., Redhed, J., & Papay, F. A. (2006). A pneumatic orthotic cranial molding helmet for correcting positional plagiocephaly. J Craniofac Surg, 17(1), 139–144. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.scs.0000195375.24754.38
Lee, Walter T., Kirsten Richards, James Redhed, and Frank A. Papay. “A pneumatic orthotic cranial molding helmet for correcting positional plagiocephaly.J Craniofac Surg 17, no. 1 (January 2006): 139–44. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.scs.0000195375.24754.38.
Lee WT, Richards K, Redhed J, Papay FA. A pneumatic orthotic cranial molding helmet for correcting positional plagiocephaly. J Craniofac Surg. 2006 Jan;17(1):139–44.
Lee, Walter T., et al. “A pneumatic orthotic cranial molding helmet for correcting positional plagiocephaly.J Craniofac Surg, vol. 17, no. 1, Jan. 2006, pp. 139–44. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/01.scs.0000195375.24754.38.
Lee WT, Richards K, Redhed J, Papay FA. A pneumatic orthotic cranial molding helmet for correcting positional plagiocephaly. J Craniofac Surg. 2006 Jan;17(1):139–144.

Published In

J Craniofac Surg

DOI

ISSN

1049-2275

Publication Date

January 2006

Volume

17

Issue

1

Start / End Page

139 / 144

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Time Factors
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Pressure
  • Polymers
  • Plagiocephaly, Nonsynostotic
  • Orthotic Devices
  • Male
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant