STARband & STARLight Cranial Remolding Orthosis / Helmet
The STAR family of cranial remolding orthoses, also commonly referred to as helmets, are used to treat deformational plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, scaphocephaly, sagittal synostosis, and other head shape deformities in infants 3—18 months of age. Thousands of infants have been successfully treated with the STARband, which became available to practitioners across the United States with FDA clearance in 2000. Shields O&P has been using the STARscanner™ Laser Data Acquisition System at our Salt Lake City, UT office since 2005. Some of the benefits to using this approach are listed below:
Eliminates traditional casting process
The casting process is considered by some practitioners and parents to often be traumatic and uncomfortable for infants. In addition to being easier for everyone, scanning versus casting tends to be more time efficient and more accurate. Unlike casts, scans are emailed, which saves shipping costs and time. A quicker turn-around time allows earlier treatment, and improves initial fit and function of the cranial orthosis.
STARscans™ are accurate
STARscans™ are accurate up to +-.5 mm. STARscans™ are safe. The STARscanner™ has been classified and certified as a Class 1 laser scanning device. Class 1 lasers are low-power lasers and are safe from all potential hazards. Other Class 1 laser products include laser printers, CD players, and CD-ROM devices.
STARscans™ are fast
STARscans™ take less than two seconds to complete. Once obtained, scan data is simply emailed to Orthomerica for fabrication.
STARscanner™ quantifies treatment progress
The STARscanner™ system comes complete with Comparison Utility software that compares an initial scan with follow-up scans. This function creates reports that allow the practitioner to document and quantify exactly where the cranial shape changes are occurring. In addition to taking specific measurements, the practitioner can print these reports for patient files, insurance companies, referring physicians, caregivers, and research.
The STARband™ Cranial Remolding Orthosis
The STARband from Orthomerica is a custom cranial remolding orthosis used to treat deformational plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and other head shape deformities in infants 3-18 months of age. Thousands of infants have been successfully treated with the STARband cranial remolding orthosis since its introduction. Orthomerica offers its customers unprecedented support and expertise with a staff of skilled technicians, an on-site certified orthotist, and two clinical education managers.
• STARbands can be fabricated from a positive modified cast, unmodified cast, or a scan of the infant’s head using the STARscanner.
• The STARband provides total contact over the prominent areas of the skull and leaves a void over the flattened areas to facilitate more normal skull symmetry.
•Treatment generally takes 3 - 4 months, but varies depending on the patient’s age and severity of cranial asymmetry.
• Clinical consultation is available through Orthomerica’s staff of ABC certified orthotists.
• STARband literature is available for practitioners, referring physicians, patient families, and caregivers.
The STARlight™ Bivalved Cranial Remolding Orthosis
The STARlight Bivalved Cranial Remolding Orthosis is a versatile design used to treat infants 3-18 months of age with moderate to severe head shape deformations. This orthosis is appropriate for infants with scaphocephaly, sagittal synostosis, brachycephaly or deformational plagiocephaly and provides total contact over areas of bossing or prominence where growth is to be curbed. Space is provided over the areas of flattening to encourage growth and facilitate a more normal head shape. The clear design allows easy visual inspection of the head for non-surgical and post-operative indications. Easily opens to facilitate donning and doffing over tender incision sites.
• STARlight Bi-valved can be fabricated from a positive modified cast, unmodified cast, or a scan of the infant's head using the STARscanner.
• Treatment generally takes 3-4 months, but varies depending on the patient's age and severity of cranial asymmetry
• Clinical consultation is available through Orthomerica's staff of ABC certified orthotists.
• STARlight Bi-valved literature is available for practitioners, referring physicians, patient families, and caregivers.
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