Treatment of cranial deformities in babies
We are specialists with more than 35 years of experience in
the diagnosis and treatment of the main deformities
and cranial malformations of babies up to 2 years old.
- Plagiocephaly, the most common deformity, which is characterized
by the flattening generally of the right or left side of
the back of the skull.
- Brachycephaly, this deformity usually flattens the entire back
of the skull.
- Scaphocephaly, a fairly common deformity in premature babies that results in a tall, narrow skull
- Craniosynostosis, cranial deformities due to poor closure of a cranial suture
- Other cranial deformities caused by disease, tumors or trauma
Complex deformities, in which several simple deformities are added: brachiocephaly+scalcephaly,…obstetric deformities and
We have medical centers in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy with the best specialists in diagnosis, surgical treatment and by means of orthopedic elastic band ( DOC BAND Ⓡ ) of infantile cranial deformities.
Treatment of cranial deformities with an orthopedic linear elastic band, DOC BAND was initiated in the United States in 1976 and since then more than 175,000 cases of babies with plagiocephaly and other cranial deformities have been successfully treated worldwide.
Our team has been part of Cranial Technologies Inc. since 1988 when we opened 2 centres in Spain to provide solutions for cranial deformities and malformations in babies in our country.
Why should I trust European Craneo Facial with my baby's treatment?
Our team offers you the experience and knowledge to carry out the diagnosis and the treatment most appropriate to the degree of deformation or malformation of your child.
Since 1974 we have successfully treated hundreds of cases of plagiocephaly, brachiocephaly, scaphocephaly and other deformities.
Cranial deformities experts
Dr. Joan Pinyot, a pediatric surgeon and his medical team is trained at the center of Cranial Technologies Inc., USA.
Plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, scaphocephaly, craniosynostosis
There are different types of craniofacial deformities that can affect the newborn and the infant of a few months
DOC Band® treatment
First cranial dynamic orthopedic band worldwide. Treated more than 175,000 cases of plagiocephaly and other deformities and more than 600 post-surgical cases
The average duration of a DOC BAND treatment is 4 months
DOC Band treatment results
We treat cranial deformities in babies up to 2 years old
Cranial Technologies Inc. does not have a unique type of band, but it manufactures a different band and tailored to each unique patient.
DOC Band® is made of a plastic material, is light, does not give allergies and is very well tolerated by pediatric patients. Its use must be daily and constant.
DOC Band is comfortable and light, patients adapt from day one.
Medical problems associated with cranial deformities
- The morphological repercussion is sometimes very severe, in some cases worse than in simple and complex craniosynostosis, a fact that will undoubtedly produce psychological problems already in early childhood and adolescence.
- The functional impact in untreated cases can be significant.
Miller and Clarren published that 39.8% of untreated plagiocephalies produce neurological maturation delay. Kordestani and colleagues (2006) studied 110 patients affected by untreated plagiocephaly and found that: 19% had medium psychomotor delays, 7% important psychomotor delays, 7% medium cognitive delays and 3% important cognitive delays. Our professionals are conducting prospective studies on treated children to determine the degree of functional impairment by age, sex, type of deformity and severity of the deformity.
See study of speech impairment linked to cranial deformities in infants.
- 2012: Korpilahti
A very high percentage of plagiocephalies occur. It often goes unnoticed.
The plane of the eyes and the height of the two ears deviated from the horizontal, the difficulty of turning to one side, the preference to always sleep on the same side, should make us suspicious when an infant has CMT.
If you look at your child from behind and see a crease like the one in the photo, then he almost certainly has a torticollis.
It is important to treat it early, daily and for as long as necessary.
The consequences of untreated or unresolved CMT are very serious because the facial deformity caused by the deviation of the neck must be added to the skull deformity produced by plagiocephaly.
There is only one article that talks about the alterations of the auditory potentials evoked in plagiocephaly. More research is needed to determine the clinical significance of this study.