STARband™ Cranial Remolding Orthosis
Also known as: cranial molding.
What is STARband™ cranial remolding orthosis?
STARband™ cranial molding orthosis is a helmet-like device, used in infants under 18 months of age with misshapen heads most often caused by spending too much time laying on their backs. The orthosis is typically worn for a few months to gradually reshape the head.
What happens during the procedure?
Scanners are used to fully map the shape and size of the baby’s head. Then a custom STARband™ cranial molding orthosis is made and worn most of the time by the child in order to begin reshaping the head.
Is any special preparation needed?
No special preparation is needed.
What are the risk factors?
Cranial molding is a very safe treatment modality. It is very well tolerated by infants. Weekly adjustments are usually required to tailor the orthosis to the baby’s growing head.
Reviewed by: Saoussen Salhi, MD
This page was last updated on: 8/16/2018 9:16:47 AM
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Dr. Chad Perlyn is a pediatric plastic surgeon with the Division of Plastic Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/Craniofacial
Following an emergency C-section, Gabriela’s mother, Katherine, was shocked to see that her new baby was missing part of her face. Gabriela was born with a cleft lip and palate. Katherine researched for hours to find the best doctors to fix her daughter’s condition and came upon the craniofacial team at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.