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Plagiocephaly

Photos of infant wearing cranial cap for scanning and cranial helmetPlagiocephaly, also known as flattened head syndrome, is characterized by a persistent flat spot on the back or side of the head of an infant. In order to normalize the flattening, an orthotist will custom fabricate a cranial remolding orthosis or helmet for the infant. The infant will wear the helmet until the measured cranial discrepancy is within normal limits.

The cranial remolding orthosis treatment program focuses on redirecting cranial growth toward greater symmetry. This is accomplished by maintaining contact over the prominent areas of the head, and allowing room for growth in the areas with flattening.