Experts in the diagnosis and treatment of skull deformities with DOC Band® method
Scaphocephaly is a cranial deformity consisting of a narrow, tall and elongated head due to transverse flattening and elongation in the anterior-posterior direction.
It occurs more frequently in premature and ex-premature babies.
It also affects children who sleep with their heads flat and on their sides (temporo-parietal region).
Scaphocephaly may be merely positional or the result of craniosynostosis due to premature fusion of the sagittal suture of the skull, in which case surgery is the most effective solution.
The following features are characteristic of Scaphocephaly :
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Not sure if your baby has scaphocephaly?
If you want to know more about how to identify if your baby has a scaphocephaly, or other cranial deformity this guide can help you distinguish the main distinguishing features of the main cranial deformities.
Premature babies are more likely to suffer from scaphocephaly due to the relative macrocephaly they present and the lack of tone in the cervical musculature
If your baby is between 4 and 18 months old, the best treatment for scaphocephaly is a dynamic head band (cranial orthosis).
The treatment consists of using a custom-made orthopedic helmet to take advantage of the growth of the head and thus correct the deformity.
The treatment requires a series of regular visits to the specialist, who will make modifications to the helmet, depending on the growth of the skull.
This treatment is possible thanks to the fact that the fontanelles are more or less open during the first 2 years of life fontanelles of the skull are more or less open during the first 2 years of life, enough to be able to remodel the lost shape.
The cranial index of babies affected by this cranial deformation is usually below 70 and in severe cases below 60. They usually present the same neurological evolutionary problem as premature babies.
Cases of scaphocephaly due to early fusion of the sagittal suture of the skull, which is usually accompanied by compensatory frontal and occipital bulging and does not improve with the passage of time, requires surgical intervention, if possible before 6 months of age.
DOC Band® is a dynamic cranial orthopedic band that was launched on the international market in 1986 and has treated more than 300,000 cases of plagiocephaly and other cranial deformities, such as scaphocephaly and brachycephaly.
Doc Band® is an orthopaedic helmet that has been scientifically proven to be effective. Here are the scientific articles:
In addition, Dr Pinyot and his team have more than 35 years of experience and have treated over 4.000 cases of skull deformities.