AAOP Panel Discussion Recap

Posted March 3, 2015

While we are all familiar with the negative press that the BMJ Study has done questioning the efficacy of cranial remolding treatment, we are extremely pleased to report on a new clinical article that has just been released in the March issue of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery entitled “Effectiveness of Conservative Therapy and Helmet Therapy for Positional Deformation.” Please see the article here.

Those of you who attended the STAR Summit Meeting in October of 2014 heard Frank Vicari, MD, and Vinay Rawlani, MD talk about their research at Lurie Childrens Hospital (formerly named Chicago Children’s Hospital) and the Advocate Medical Group, Lutheran General Hospital using the STARscanner/STARband® for patients seen between 2004 and 2011.

The great news about this study is that it is one of, if not the largest) retrospective study involving a total of 4,378 patients. This study confirms what we already know – that a multidisciplinary team which has the expertise to treat cranial deformities using the STARscanner/STARband with standardized clinical protocols will produce optimal clinical outcomes. This study concludes a 95% correction rate for 1,454 infants that were treated with STARband cranial remolding orthoses.

Dr. Kant Lin, MD, current President of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery (ASMS), has also just released a video commenting on this research and stating that “every pediatrician should follow this protocol”.

We anticipate more retrospective clinical studies to be released this year with large patient populations (1,000+ infants) that should further reinforce the efficacy of cranial remolding treatment using the STARscanner/STARband programs.

If you have any questions or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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