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STARscanner, STARband Cranial Helmets Making a Difference in the Lives of Children
Date:3/25/2009

rienced clinical staff provides patients with top quality orthotics and prosthetics. With patient care facilities across the state of Georgia, the company provides custom foot and ankle orthoses, upper extremity orthotics, spinal bracing for scoliosis, upper and lower limb prosthetics, and off-the-shelf knee, ankle, wrist and elbow, orthotics, as well as breast prostheses, post-mastectomy bras and compression garments. Visit www.chmartinco.com or call 1-800-834-2270 for information.

About STARband(TM)

The STARband is a custom-fabricated cranial remolding orthosis manufactured my Orthomerica Products, Inc. It can be fabricated from a 3-D head shape data, such as a scan from a STARscanner(TM) System or by taking a plaster impression. The headband is worn 23 hours a day, channeling head growth by applying constant, gentle contact on protruding areas while leaving room for growth in depressed ones. The interior is modified often to allow for growth. Head shape problems are not life threatening and are correctable if treated by 18 months of age. The STARband is the most prescribed cranial remolding orthosis in the world, with over 50,000 babies benefiting from STARband treatment since 2001.

About STARscanner(TM)

Following diagnosis, treatment formerly began by a plaster casting of the head -- a 15-30 minute procedure and sometimes a messy and traumatic, process. Orthomerica's STARscanner uses safe, non-contact laser scanning technology to obtain precise measurements in less than two seconds and captures 3-D head shape data, accurately within 0.5 mm. Treatment is most effective when measurements are accurate and submitted promptly, enabling the helmet to be manufactured and fit in a timely period before the head shape changes further. For more information visit
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