Boston Othotics and Prosthetics

Boston Band

The Boston Band was developed in conjunction with specialists in cranio-facial (plastic surgery) and pediatric neurology as a simple and effective solution to the problem of positional plagiocephaly and brachycephaly.

The Boston Band is a lightweight orthosis made from a cast impression or a 3D scan of the infant’s head. It is made of a plastic shell lined with polyethylene foam that provides a pathway for the infant’s head to grow into a more symmetrical shape.

Benefits of the Boston Band

The Boston Band technique was developed for one simple reason: we believed it was possible to build a better solution providing better results than existing options.

There are many other types of cranial remolding helmets available, but our experience was that they required a tremendous number of follow-up appointments and results were slow to achieve.

The Boston Band has proven results, with features including:

  • Above average patient results: on average, an infant with plagiocephaly requires just 10-14 weeks in the Boston Band compared to the 4-6 months advertised by other devices
  • Pre-cut void ensures continued relief over the flattened area between appointments
  • A unique, multi-layer foam system allows for easy adjustment as the infant grows
  • A unique, optional hinged opening that allows easy internal modification for clinicians and easy operation by parents

Treatment with the Boston Band

The treatment of plagiocephaly with a cranial remolding orthosis should commence as early as possible (3-6 months is ideal). Correction usually occurs within 10-14 weeks for patients beginning treatment between 3-6 months of age with mild to moderate asymmetry. In older patients, longer treatment time is necessary.

Follow-up appointments will take place every 2-4 weeks until termination of the treatment. The final scan will take place during your last appointment.

Orthotists can find the appropriate measurement form for the Boston Band under ordering.

Availability

The Boston Band is available at select orthotic centers that are trained in the design, fit, and treatment techniques necessary for the highest level of patient care. Find a clinic.