Findings from a study developed by Hanger Clinic Cranial Specialist Jim Brookshier, MSPO, CPO/L, in conjunction with Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, were published in the March issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
The findings on cranial orthosis treatment of positional skull deformation in infants are the outcome of a seven-year (2007-14) study conducted at Texas Children’s Craniofacial Clinic. During that time, Brookshier used 3D laser surface scanning to evaluate more than 500 patients pre- and post-treatment, offering insights into the efficacy of orthotic intervention and factors related to treatment adherence.
This is among the largest studies of its kind to be done on cranial orthosis outcomes.
Photograph courtesy of Brookshier.