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STARscanner, STARband Cranial Helmets Making a Difference in the Lives of New York Children
Date:5/21/2009

New York City infant benefits from cutting-edge treatment

NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Infant Mary Caulfield spent too much time laying on her back in a crib while in foster care in Guatemala before being welcomed into the New York City home of Bruce and Cathy Caulfield. As a result, Mary developed plagiocephaly, a flattening of the back or side of the head caused by resting for prolonged periods in one position.

Stuart Weiner, CPO, a specialist at Cranial Remolding Center evaluated Mary and fit her with Orthomerica's STARband cranial helmet, a custom fabricated helmet made from plastic and foam from Mary's unique head shape measurements. The helmet is worn 23 hours per day for several months, channeling front head growth by applying gentle pressure on protruding areas while leaving room for growth in depressed areas, redirecting growth.

"After four months of treatment and a few adjustments, Mary is a happy and healthier child," said Mary's father Bruce Caulfield.

Cranial Remolding Center uses the STARscanner, a revolutionary eye-safe Class 1 laser system that allows a child's head to be scanned in less than two seconds. Providing detailed measurements, the scanner process is faster and cleaner than plaster casting formerly used to obtain the same information. STARscanner measurements are regularly obtained before, during and after treatment to ensure the best helmet fit and optimal outcomes.

"This conservative form of treatment often eliminates the necessity of more extreme intervention," Weiner said. "The use of this scanner provides an exact helmet fit and the data reveals to physicians and reimbursement sources just how well cranial remodeling is progressing."

About Cranial Remolding Center

The Cranial Remolding Center offers patients unprecedented support and expertise with a staff of skilled technicians and orthotists. With patient care facilities in New York and New Jersey, Cranial Remolding Center treats each patient as a unique individual whose potential for function and mobility can be improved through skilled care, advanced technology, and innovative solutions. Visit www.artificialimbs.com or call 1-800-316-8330 for more information.

About STARband(TM)

The STARband is a custom-fabricated cranial remolding orthosis manufactured by 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 when needed to allow for more growth potential. 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 www.orthomerica.com


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