At Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, a successful outcome is our expectation with every patient we see. We are known for treating patients as if they were our own children. We feel the best way to do this is to measure our results. Boston O&P's Boston Band helmet results beat the industry standards by far. The industry standard for helmet wear is 16-26 weeks, while the vast majority of our patients (more than 80%) are discharged from care in less than 16 weeks.
How Long Will My Child Be In a Helmet?
The graphs below show the number of weeks a child is expected to be in a helmet. Not every child grows at the same rate so results may vary but these statistics can be a useful guide.
Early Detection is Key
Early detection is key to a more successful outcome. The charts also show the difference between a child diagnosed before six months of age and one diagnosed after six months. Length of time in the helmet is shortened when discovered at an early age.