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Dynamic orthotic cranioplasty: treatment of the older infant. Report of four cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16833256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Dynamic Orthotic Cranioplasty Band is a cranial orthotic device used to treat deformational plagiocephaly in infants. The device works by applying a mild holding pressure to the most anterior and posterior prominences, where growth is not desired, while encouraging growth in adjacent flattened regions. Although this technique has been successfully used to treat infants as young as 3 months of age, it is often assumed that decreasing cranial growth and increasing cranial rigidity prohibit treatment in infants older than 1 year of age. The authors' experience with older infants suggests the contrary. Through a series of case reports, they present evidence that this treatment remains viable during the 2nd year of life and that improvement has been observed in infants in whom treatment has been initiated as late as 18 months. These examples certainly suggest that additional prospective studies are warranted.
Authors:
T R Littlefield; J K Pomatto; K M Kelly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2000-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgical focus     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1092-0684     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg Focus     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-12     Completed Date:  2006-08-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896471     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Focus     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cranial Technologies, Incorporated, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. littlefi@cranialtech.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Congenital Abnormalities / therapy
Craniosynostoses
Female
Humans
Infant
Male
Orthotic Devices*
Plagiocephaly, Nonsynostotic / therapy*
Pressure
Skull / abnormalities*,  growth & development
Treatment Outcome

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