Cranial Remodelling Orthosis
Cranial remodelling orthoses are used in children between the ages of 4-18 months to correct cranial asymmetry. The prevalence of cranial asymmetry in babies has increased since the American Academy of Paediatrics introduced the “Back to Sleep” program in 1992, encouraging parents to have their infants sleep on their backs. This has lowered the rate of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) by 40%; combined with car seats and other carrying devices, the occurrence of cranial asymmetry has increased.
Cranial Protection Orthosis
Custom protection orthoses are prescribed to individuals to prevent head injury due to:
- Unstable Gait Patterns Causing Falls
- Seizure Disorders
- Down’s Syndrome
- Self Abusive Behaviour
Designs can include a clear full face shield, chin and neck straps for added protection during falls. The featured orthosis was fabricated as a post op protective helmet with a bivalve design to ease donning and doffing!
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