What Is the Gillette CranioCap® Orthosis?
The Gillette CranioCap® orthosis is a baby helmet that corrects deformational plagiocephaly (also known as flat head syndrome). Plagiocephaly is a condition in which a baby’s head has an uneven or irregular shape caused by external forces.
Because the head might naturally rest on a slightly flattened area, positional plagiocephaly can worsen if untreated. Sometimes plagiocephaly corrects itself; however, it’s difficult to predict which infants will have plagiocephaly that corrects without treatment. At Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, you’ll get help determining whether or not a Gillette CranioCap® orthosis is an appropriate treatment for your child.