Friday, February 17, 2017

Ask the Doctor: Positional Plagiocephaly

We have been working with the team at Texas Children's Hospital to bring you some FAQs as part of our effort to provide relevant, timely, and much-needed medical information to you.  We believe that helping patients and their families find and access the right craniofacial team is an essential service that we provide. Today's FAQs concern babies with plagiocephaly who wear a helmet.

From the doctor:
Our patient families have helped generate Frequently Asked Questions about cranial orthotic helmets. Some babies are in helmets for positional plagiocephaly, while others are in helmets after endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery. We prepared some typical answers to helmet FAQ's. Many families have worked with Jim Brookshier CPO LPO (orthotist), who has been taking care of children's helmet and head shape needs in Texas for over 10 years. Jim has partnered up with me to write these FAQ sheets. Of course, this information cannot substitute for regular visits with your orthotist and your physician to avoid problems and to work towards the best outcomes possible.

Sandi Lam MD MBA
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Texas Children's Hospital Craniofacial Surgery Team

See the PDF here.

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