AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 28, Number 2, 2019

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For Infants with Skull Flattening, Earlier Helmet Therapy Gives Better Results

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For infants with skull flattening related to sleep position, starting helmet therapy at a younger age, especially before 24 weeks, increases the treatment success rate.

“The present study shows that age at the start of treatment and positional plagiocephaly severity affect the duration and effectiveness of helmet therapy,” according to the report by Felix Kunz, DMD, of University Hospital Würzburg, Germany, and colleagues. “These two factors are important predictors on the results of helmet therapy for position-related skull flattening.”

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