Boston O&P is pleased to announce that Steve Slawinski, CO, FAAOP, and Clinic Director of the Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics clinic in Voorhees, NJ, will be presenting the results of a study conducted in cooperation with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) at the Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP).
The study, entitled Utility Of Pre-Operative Helmet Molding Therapy In Patients With Isolated Sagittal Craniosynostosis, looks at the results of treating infants with sagittal craniosynostosis prior to surgery, instead of post-surgery, as is most commonly practiced.
“The Craniofacial team at CHOP wanted to prevent the head from worsening up until the point of surgery, which occurs between 3-4 months of age,” said Slawinski. “We found we were actually able to not only prevent worsening, but improve the cephalic index of every subject in the study, with no indications of intra-cranial pressure.”
Slawinski specializes in cranial and spinal deformities and is the vice-chair of the AAOP’s Craniofacial Society and a Fellow of the AAOP. He also manages the Boston Band & Plagiocephaly Support Group on Facebook, and leads Boston O&P’s ‘A3 Cranial Team,’ which is a group of experts who work to continuously improve the cranial treatment process and the Boston Band.